IND vs ENG 1st Test Match Preview
India is on the ultimate high after beating Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which included a famous win in Brisbane that thrashed Australia’s 32-year period of dominance at the venue. The series also gave India plenty of young talents which includes Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur.
England, on the other hand won their sixth consecutive Test against Sri Lanka but they will be aware of their woeful record in India. England have won only one series in the last 30 years and that was in 2012. In that series, a combination of superb bowling, superb batting and inspired captaincy saw England winning 2-1 in India.
Meanwhile heading into the first Test of the series, one must know the conditions India and England need to fulfill in order to qualify for WTC.
India will be through to the WTC final if they win the England series by the following margins.
4-0, 3-0, 3-1, 2-0, 2-1.
Any of the following series score lines will see England leapfrogging India and making the final.
4-0, 3-0, 3-1.
This is a perfect event for the fantasy sports enthusiast to switch on. So here are the match details, pitch report, weather forecast, head to head, probable playing 11 and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st Test match between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, on Friday, February 5.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Match DetailsDetails
- Match: India vs England, 1st Test Match
- Time: 9:30 AM (IST)
- Date: 5 February 2021
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
IND vs ENG Weather & Pitch Report
The weather will be great for all the five days of match. The temperature is expected to hover around 23 to 29 Degree Celsius. There are no chances of rain for any of the five days.
The surface at the MA Chidambaram stadium generally provides more control to batsmen due to its flat nature. The wicket at this venue tends to get tattered on the final two days. Therefore, the spinners are always in action at Chepauk.
Average First Inning Score:
The average first inning score at this venue is 376. (Based on last 5 matches)
England’s opening batsman Zak Crawley suffered a freak wrist injury by slipping in the dressing room so he might not be available for selection.
IND vs ENG Test: Head To Head
- Matches played: 122
- India Won: 26
- England Won: 47
- Draw: 49
- Tied: 0
IND vs ENG 1st Test Dream11 Probable Playing XI
India Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma/Shardul Thakur/Mohammad Siraj.
England Predicted Playing XI
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence/Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, James Anderson/Stuart Broad
IND vs ENG 1st Test Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Ravichandran Ashwin
- Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
- Captain: Joe Root
- Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli
India & England Test Squads
Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav
Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes
IND vs ENG 1st Test Probable Winner
India is expected to win this match.
Live Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar