IND vs ENG: Top 10 Fantasy Picks for high-octane India vs England Test Series

Updated on: Jan 18, 2024 2:30 pm IST

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India and England will lock horns against each other in a thrilling five-match Test series, starting from January 25th. The hosts come into this series on the back of a 1-1 draw in South Africa. As for England, this is their first red ball assignment after the Ashes last year. Mohammed Shami has been ruled out for the first two Tests, and probably for the remainder of the series as well due to an ankle injury.

Let us have a look at the top fantasy picks for the series:

Top 10 Fantasy Picks for IND vs ENG Test Series

Sr No. Player Head-to-Head Test Batting Stats Head-to-Head Test Bowling Stats Test Batting Stats in India Test Bowling Stats in India Captain or Vice Captain Choice
1 Rohit Sharma 747 runs in 17 innings 1 wicket in 3 innings 2002 runs in 36 innings 0 wickets in 6 innings
2 Virat Kohli 1991 runs in 50 innings _ 4144 runs in 77 innings 0 wickets in 5 innings
3 Ravichandran Ashwin 970 runs in 31 innings 88 wickets in 35 innings 1708 runs in 67 innings 337 wickets in 107 innings
4 Axar Patel 55 runs in 4 innings 27 wickets in 6 innings 461 runs in 15 innings 42 wickets in 19 innings     ✅
5 Ravindra Jadeja 799 runs in 27 innings 51 wickets in 29 innings 1592 runs in 54 innings 194 wickets in 79 innings
6 Yashasvi Jaiswal _ _ 316 runs in 7 innings _
7 Ben Stokes 773 runs in 30 innings 39 wickets in 27 innings 548 runs in 18 innings 13 wickets in 13 innings
8 Joe Root 2526 runs in 45 innings 11 wickets in 21 innings 952 runs in 20 innings 8 wickets in 11 innings
9 Jack Leach 48 runs in 9 innings 19 wickets in 9 innings 48 runs in 9 innings 18 wickets in 7 innings
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10 Shubman Gill 140 runs in 9 innings _ 417 runs in 14 innings _

The Indian spin troika of Ravinchandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel have been lethal in home series. More importantly, all three players have also contributed significantly with the bat. In the last home series against England in 2021, Axar Patel picked up 27 wickets in just three matches.

Yashasvi Jaiswal will play his first Test match on home soil, after making his debut in West Indies which was followed by a South African tour. He will be accompanied by Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, who enjoys playing against this opposition, scoring 747 runs in just about 17 innings.

Joe Root and Ben Stokes are the key players for the Three Lions. Joe Root has a stellar record against India, scoring 2526 runs in 45 matches. He could also prove to be handy with the ball, given the nature of the Indian wickets.

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