ENG vs IND Fantasy Prediction: England vs India 1st Test – 4 August (Trent Bridge). Joe Root, James Anderson, Virat Kohli, and Mohammad Shami are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts England will take on India in the 1st test of the five-game test series. The cricketing world will witness two spearheads colliding in the longest format of the game.
Joe Root will be the most reliable batsman of England, whereas Joe Burns would want to continue his form. Jos Buttler will be back in the side, whereas Bairstow is also set to make his comeback. The pace bowling looks strong with the likes of Broad, Anderson, Robinson, and Sam Curran.
India will rely on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to score runs, whereas Rahane’s record is also decent in England. KL Rahul is set to open the innings in the absence of Mayank Agarwal. Ashwin will lead the spin bowling, whereas the experienced trio of Ishant, Bumrah, and Shami will lead the fast bowling.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 160 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. We can expect a grass covering in this game on the pitch. This pitch has a history of assisting the pacers.
We can expect rain to interfere from Day 2 to Day 5.
Probable XI for both sides:-
England – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Joss Buttler, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.
India – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja/Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
England vs India Test Series
Match: England vs India 1st Test Match
Date and Time: 4 August, Wednesday – 3:30 pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, and Joe Root.
- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Ollie Robinson
- Ishant Sharma
Note:- The Stats mentioned are of Test Matches.
ENG vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh Pant and Jos Buttler will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Pant scored 707 runs in the last WTC cycle at an average of 39.27, with one century and four half-centuries. Buttler has scored 2728 test runs at an average of 34.53, whereas he has scored 157 runs in two games at Trent Bridge.
ENG vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Joe Root will be our batsman from England. Root has scored 891 test runs in 2021 at an average of 55.69, whereas he can bowl a few overs of off-spin. He is the best batsman of the side.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be our batsmen from India. Rohit scored 1094 runs at an average of 60.77 in the last WTC cycle, whereas Kohli scored 934 runs at 42.45. Both of them are supremely talented players, and the team will rely on their brilliance.
ENG vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
R Ashwin will be our all-rounder from India. Ashwin scalped 71 wickets in the last WTC cycle, whereas he scored 324 runs with the bat. He has been in his life’s best form.
Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson will be our all-rounders from England. Curran has scalped 44 test wickets in 21 games, whereas he has scored 741 runs with the bat. Robinson scalped 33 wickets in just six games of the County Championship, whereas he has scalped seven wickets in his only test.
ENG vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
James Anderson will be our bowler from England. Anderson is a veteran of 617 test wickets, whereas he has scalped 64 wickets in Trent Bridge at an average of 19.63.
Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will be our bowlers from India. Shami scalped 40 wickets in the last WTC cycle at an average of 20.47, whereas Bumrah scalped 34 wickets at 25.11. Both of them are world-class bowlers.
Match Prediction: India is the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Virat Kohli and Joe Root
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Sam Curran and James Anderson
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