IND vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: India vs England 1st Test – 5 February (Chennai). R Ashwin is going to be an important fantasy pick on this turning Chennai track.
Hosts India will take on England in the 1st test match of the four matches series. Both teams eyeing the last World Test Championship’s final spot.
Team India is coming on the back of a historic series win in Australia. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma & Shubhman Gill can score a lot of runs in the subcontinent condition, whereas Pant has also emerged as a run-scoring machine. R Ashwin will again be a deadly bowler on his home soil, whereas the wrist spin of Kuldeep can do wonders as well. Virat Kohli’s return will bolster the batting attack of the side.
England is coming on the back of a series win in Sri Lanka, and this will boost their morale. Joe Root proved his class in the last series, whereas the arrival of Archer, Stokes, and Burns will make the side a lot stronger. The spinners Jake Leach & Dom Bess will carry a huge responsibility, whereas Moeen Ali can also join them in this game. Ollie Pope has been added to the squad, but Zak Crawley is a huge doubt after his wrist injury.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 157 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. Spinners will enjoy bowling on this track.
Probable XI for both sides:-
India – Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.
England – Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Moeen Ali/Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Jake Leach, James Anderson/Stuart Broad.
Four Match Test Series
Match: India vs England First Test Match
Date and Time: 5 February, Friday – 9:30 am IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Where to Watch: Live on Star Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli.
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Moeen Ali/Daniel Lawrence, and Joe Root.
Long Spell Bowlers
- R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma.
- Jake Leach and Dom Bess.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh Pant will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Pant is in brilliant form, and he scored 274 runs at an average of 68.50 on the last Australian tour.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Joe Root will be our batsman from England. Root scored 426 runs on the Sri Lankan tour, whereas his average was 106.50. He is a world-class batsman and will play a big role in this test.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubhman Gill will be our batsmen from India. Kohli averages 68.42 on Indian soil, whereas he has scored 13 centuries as well. Rohit has scored 1325 runs in India at an average of 88.33, whereas he has smashed six centuries & one double-century. Gill scored 259 runs at an average of 51.80 in Australia, and he proved his class. All three of them are brilliant players.
IND vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Ravichandran Ashwin will be our all-rounder from India. Ashwin has 254 scalps under his belt in India, whereas he has scored a couple of centuries as well. He scalped 12 wickets at an average of 28.83 on the Australian tour.
Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali will be our all-rounders from England. Stokes has scored 345 runs at an average of 38.33 in India, whereas he has scalped five wickets in bowling. Ben is a match-winner and a world-class player. Ali has scored 381 runs at an average of 42.33 in India, whereas he has scalped 10 wickets in bowling. He has also scored a century in India.
IND vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
From England, Dominic Bess will make it into our team. Bess scalped 8 wickets in just 85.1 overs on the last Sri Lankan tour, whereas he has a fine record in county cricket. He will enjoy bowling on the Chennai track.
Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav will be our bowlers from India. Bumrah has scalped 79 wickets in 17 matches, whereas Kuldeep has scalped 14 wickets in just 94 overs in India. Kuldeep can be a wild-card in this game.
Match Prediction: India are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Joe Root and Virat Kohli
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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