India vs England 2021: Here’s all you need to know about England’s tour of India which gets underway with the first Test match in Chennai from February 5.
England Tour of India :
The first tour taking place in India post the pandemic scenario, both the host team and visiting team have played their respective series before this one and all eyes are set to see how this tour turns out for both the teams. The tour comprises 4 Test matches, 5 T20I, 3 ODIs.
The First Test is set to begin on 5th February at 9:30 AM. Both the teams have announced their Full Squads for the series. An action packed series, everyone is keen to see what magic can Team India work with Captain Virat Kohli returning to the squad. It’s gonna be a rumble for making it to the top of the ICC Test Championship. The Squads are declared for the upcoming test series by the teams, here’s the list of potential players with a chance in hand to prove and make their countries proud. It’s gonna be a rollercoaster ride when the top sides compete in this extraordinary series ahead. Many players on the Indian Squad do feel a bit of pressure upholding to play in the home country after a long enough pandemic. Cricket returns to India after a duration of more than a year.
The Potential Squad for Indian Team for the 1st and 2nd Test:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal are the potential Batsmen.
Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel are the available All Rounders.
Wicket Keeper Batsman could be picked out of Rishabh Pant, Wriddiman Saha and KL Rahul.
Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur are the listed strike bowling options for the team.
After the stunning test series victory against Australia, Players like Siraj, Shubman, Pant have fixed their spots on the squad.
The Potential Squad for England Team for the 1st and 2nd Test:
Joe Root (Captain), Zak Crawley, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Sibley for the top order batsmen
Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes are the available all rounders.
Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes are the listed Wicket Keeper Batsmen.
James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Dominic Bess, Olly Stone are potential bowlers from the England side.
Both the teams are full of confidence for the upcoming series, let’s see who gets a crack at the positions for the ICC Test Championship. Stay Tuned with League11 for the latest updates, pre and post match analysis. Let’s see which side stands on the top by the end of the series.
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February 05-09: 1st Test at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09: 30 AM IST
February 13-17: 2nd Test at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09: 30 AM IST
February 24-28: 3rd Test at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 02:30 PM IST
March 04-08: 4th Test at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 09:30 PM IST