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IND Vs ENG 1st Test 2021: Match Preview, Full Squads, Probable Playing XI, Dream 11 Prediction, And More


IND Vs ENG 1st Test: Both India and England have made a fantastic start to the year. With India fresh from a 2-1 victory against Australia, England returns from a 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka. And with the World Test Championship (WTC) on the line, it will be interesting to see who books the final’s berth at Lord’s. England and India have arrived in the Chennai where they will take on the 1st Test on Indian soil since 2019.

Therefore, let’s dig into the details for the IND Vs ENG 1st test to find out the match preview, full squads, probable playing, dream XI team, and more

IND Vs ENG 1st Test Match Preview

Match: India Vs England (1st Test)

Day & Date: Friday, 5th February 2021- 9th February 2021

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Toss: 9 AM (IST)

Match Start: 9.30 AM (IST)

IND Vs ENG : Head To Head

Let’s see the head to head stats as we head into IND Vs ENG 1st Test


IND Vs ENG: Previous Encounter

Let’s see how the previous encounter between the two teams panned out

Match Date: September 7-11, 2018

England (1st Innings)
India (1st Innings)
Jos Butler 89 (133)Ravindra Jadeja 86* (156)
Alastair Cook 71 (190)Hanuma Vihari 56 (124)
Moeen Ali 50 (170)Virat Kohli 49 (70)
England (2nd Innings)
Alastair Cook 147 (286)KL Rahul 149 (224)
Joe Root 125 (190)Rishabh Pant 114 (146)
Ben Stokes 37 (36)Ajinkya Rahane 37 (106)
England Won By 118 Runs

Full Squads

  • India

Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur.

  • England

Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, James Anderson.

IND Vs ENG 1st Test: Probable Playing XI


Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul/ Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur/Mohammad Siraj


Joe Root (C), Jos Butler (wk), Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes/Moeen Ali, James Anderson

Toss Prediction

The team batting first will be opting to bowl first and make use of the swinging conditions in Chennai

IND Vs ENG 1st Test Match Prediction

England is likely to come out on top in the 1st test

IND Vs ENG: Dream 11 Team

The dream 11 team will be updated 24 hours prior to the match

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