ENG vs IND 1st Test: India vs England Dream11 Tips, Squads, Strongest Playing 11

Updated on: Jul 31, 2021 2:05 pm IST

  • ENG vs IND Dream11

    ENG vs IND: England is all set to host India for a five-match Test series and the first Test match will be starting from 4 August in Nottingham. The Joe Root-led England side suffered a massive blow with their premier all-rounder Ben Stokes pulling out from the entire India Test series. Here is a detailed article stating the England vs India Dream11 Tips, Squads and strongest playing 11 of both the teams.

    ENG vs IND Squads

    England squad: Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Craig Overton, 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.

    India squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran.

    England vs India

    India vs England Strongest Playing 11

    Team India are likely to open the batting with the duo of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal. After an impressive century in the warm-up game, KL Rahul is expected to find a place in the middle-order alongside the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. India’s first-choice wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is likely to be fit for this first Test against England. The Virat Kohli-led team could go in with a lone spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin while Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj will be the three pacers.

    IND Playing 11 (likely)
    Rohit Sharma
    Mayank Agarwal
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Virat Kohli
    Ajinkya Rahane
    KL Rahul

    Rishabh Pant
    Ravichandran Ashwin
    Mohammed Shami
    Ishant Sharma
    Jasprit Bumrah/Mohammed Siraj

    Related: Five India Players for whom England Test Series will be crucial

    On the other hand, the host England team will back the combo of Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley as the two openers. Jonny Bairstow is expected to bat at the number three position. The likes of skipper Joe Root, Dan Lawrence and Jos Buttler will be the other middle-order batters. Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson will be the two all-rounders. England is likely to play left-arm spinner Jack Leach who was really impressive in the recent India tour while one of Stuart Broad or James Anderson will be part of the playing XI alongside Mark Wood.

    India vs England

    ENG Playing 11 (likely)
    Rory Burns
    Dominic Sibley
    Jonny Bairstow
    Joe Root
    Dan Lawrence
    Jos Buttler
    Sam Curran
    Ollie Robinson
    Jack Leach
    Stuart Broad/James Anderson
    Mark Wood

    Related: Ben Stokes Pulls out of India Test Series

    England vs India Dream11 Tips

    It is expected to be a tough wicket for the batters at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham for the England vs India 1st Test. Things will be really challenging for the batsmen and therefore, it will be a great option to pack your Dream11 Fantasy cricket teams with more all-rounders and bowlers from both India and England.

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