India vs England, 1st Tes Match Prediction 05 Feb 2021

India vs England 2021

India vs England, 1st Tes Match Prediction

2021-02-06

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

India

3.30 192/10 in 58.1
3.83 178/10 in 46.3

England

3.30 192/10 in 58.1
3.83 178/10 in 46.3 Cricbettingbuzz
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz England beat India by 227 runs

IND vs ENG Prediction

Shoaib Z.

England face stern test against in-form India in series opener

  • Captain Joe Root and pacer James Anderson have been standout performer for England in Test cricket.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah have shown excellent form for India in the past six months.
  • At MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India have won their last three Test matches played against England.

Expect India to register a comfortable win over England

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Match Preview

Two Cricket Heavyweights India and England will lock horns in the opening game of the four-match Test series, starting from Friday in Chennai.

India have announced their Test squad for the first two matches of the Test series. Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav are ruled out due to injuries. Captain Virat Kohli will once again lead the side for the Test series after missing Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to personal reasons.

On the other hand, England have picked their full-strength squad for the first two Tests. The notable absentee from the squad is Jonny Bairstow, who showed decent form with the bat in the two-match series played in Sri Lanka. Captain Joe Root will be hoping that the side can adjust to the conditions and deliver a decent show in this opening fixture.

 

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Teams Preview

India

For, there will be changes in the middle-order as Virat Kohli will be slotted into no.4 position in the batting order. Mayank Agarwal will bat at sixth position for this opening counter. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur are expected to retain their place in the playing XI.

On the batting front, the onus will be on the opening pair of Shubnam Gill and Rohit Sharma to get the side off to a good start. Experienced middle-order trio of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will be expected to continue their good form and produce notable scores in this fixture.

Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant will take the gloves for India for this game. The Left-hander, who played an spectacular innings at Brisbane to help India seal a famous series win in Australia.

Based on conditions, Axar Patel might come in as another spinner for the game if curator goes for a spinning track.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur to make crucial breakthroughs. Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar are two spin options for this contest.

India Actual Playing XI:

Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma

India Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Shubnam Gill, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

England

On the other hand, All-rounder Ben Stokes will be playing his first Test of the year after being rested for two-match series in Sri Lanka played earlier this month.

The big positive for England is Captain Joe Root is splendid form and produced big scores for the side in the recently concluded series in Sri Lanka. He will be accompanied by in-form players like Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler and Zak Crawley.

Daniel Lawrence might be dropped as Moeen Ali will be slotted into the playing XI for this fixture. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will certain starters for this game.

On the bowling front, James Anderson and Jofra Archer will be first-choice seamers for this opening counter, whereas Dominic Bess and Jack Leach will be two spinners for this game.

England Actual Playing XI:

Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns

England Predicted Playing XI

Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad/Jofra Archer

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 3.76 k/h From: NE 20%
03h 24 0 mm. 3.75 k/h From: NNE 9%
06h 26 0 mm. 4.88 k/h From: NE 3%
09h 27 0 mm. 5.09 k/h From: NE 0%
12h 26 0 mm. 4.94 k/h From: NE 0%
15h 24 0 mm. 5.2 k/h From: NE 0%
18h 24 0 mm. 4.62 k/h From: ENE 2%
21h 23 0 mm. 2.95 k/h From: ENE 50%

Traditionally, the pitch is expected to be typical subcontinent surface that will be taking turn from Day 3 onwards. The weather forecast for Chennai Test is going to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

MA Chidambaram Stadium is going to host the opening Test series between India and England. India will take heart from the fact that they have won their last three Test matches played at Chennai.

Toss Prediction

That side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a competitive total in their first innings. Average first innings score at Chepauk Stadium is around 340 runs.

Winning Prediction

Given their bench strength and their recent record at home, India will be outright favorites to win this game against England. With Virat Kohli making his return to the XI will bolster the batting resources, while Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah will be expected to continue their excellent form in this series opener.

Expect India to register a comfortable win over England

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