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Ind vs Eng 1st test | Complete match analysis

Ind vs Eng 1st test Match: 4th August to 8th August, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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Series: India tour of England | 1st Test
Match Date: 4th August – 8th August
Match Time: 3:30 p.m (IST)
Venue:  Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Ind vs Eng 1st test: India is all set to kick start their tour of England at Trent Bridge. This series is going to be very important for both teams because India is just coming out of a loss in World Test Championship Finals against New Zealand. And England lost their last test series against India.

India only played one practice match against Select County XI, and their scheduled intra-squad match also did not go underway. Will a lack of practice in these difficult conditions be affecting them? And how they overcome this situation will be very exciting to watch. Everyone has a lot of hopes from this Indian side, but beating England in England can never be easy.

England is the strongest team in their home conditions, and they are going to give it their all after two consecutive series losses against India and New Zealand. There is still a barrier to their campaign though, will they still go ahead with their rotation policy? It will be very difficult for India if England decides to play with their best XI in all the matches.

Ind vs Eng 1st test: Complete match predictions

Key Players: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow
Weather: Light Showers are expected for 5 days.
Pitch Conditions: The wicket prepared for the match looks very green, which will assist the fast bowlers. There will be a lot of Swing on offer.
Toss: The winning the toss would look to bowl first, as the wicket is very green, and they would want to take the advantage of these conditions early on in the match.
Injury updates: After Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, and Avesh Khan, Mayank Agarwal has been ruled out of the first Test because of a blow on the head during the net session.
Venue Test stats: Total Test Matches- 63

Matches won batting first- 23

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Matches won batting second- 17

Average first innings score- 321

Second innings average score- 306

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Average third innings score- 263

Average fourth innings score- 160

Highest total recorded- 658/8 (188 overs) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest total recorded- 60/10 (18.3 overs) by AUS vs ENG

H2H: Total Test Matches- 126

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Won by India- 29

Won by England- 48

Draw- 49

Form in Test Matches: India- L W W W L

England- L L L D L

Squads: India- Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, KL RahulWriddhiman Saha, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav

England- Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton

India’s Probable Playing XI for Ind vs Eng 1st test

India has a tough choice to make. They might go forward with 7 specialist batsmen, 1 spinning all-rounder, and 3 specialists fast bowlers. They need an extra batsman because the conditions are difficult, and adapting to them is never easy. The other choice that India has is going with two spinning all-rounders and just six batsmen because Ashwin and Jadeja are in good form. And leaving either of them out of the XI will not be fair to their game.

India’s playing XI: Ind vs Eng 1st test

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

England’s Probable Playing XI: Ind vs Eng 1st test

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (C), Dan Lawrence, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach.

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