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| On Aug 12, 2021 4:43 PM IST

ENG vs IND 1st Test: Possible Playing 11 of England

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ENG Playing 11: The time has finally arrived when two top teams in world cricket take each other in a marathon series of 5 Tests. England are ready to host India which will commence with the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. England have suffered a huge setback with the absence of Ben Stokes. This series is also a part of World Test Championship’s second cycle which makes every match an important one. Both teams have played 126 Tests till date in which England leads India 49-30. 49 matches have ended in a draw.

Team News

  • Ben Stokes is unavailable for this series as he has taken indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental health.
  • Ollie Pope is doubtful for first Test as he suffered grade three quadriceps tear in Vitality Blast.
  • Ollie Robinson is likely to be back into the eleven after being suspended for a few games.

ENG Playing 11 (likely)

Rory Burns
Dom Sibley
Zak Crawley
Joe Root (C)
Ollie Pope/ Dan Lawrence
Jos Buttler (wk)
Sam Curran
Ollie Robinson
Stuart Broad
Jack Leach
James Anderson

England’s top order has been inconsistent and they rely on middle order to rescue them. The top order will have a tough task in hand against quality fast bowling attack. Joe Root was excellent in the recent Test series in India and holds a good record against them. In the bowling department, Anderson and Broad will pose a tough challenge to India’s batsmen throughout the series. Both the experienced bowlers are the strengths of this line-up.

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England squad

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


Where to Watch ENG vs IND Live 1st Test

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs India 1st Test match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played from 4-8 August and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).

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