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

Updated on: Aug 12, 2021 4:43 pm IST

IND Playing 11: India’s much awaited tour of England is finally going to start as both teams get ready to face each other in the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Just like hosts England, India have also been affected by a few injury problems. Shubman Gill had already been out of the series earlier. The lack of lower order runs is another problem that the team needs to address while choosing their best combination. England and India have played a total of 126 Tests in which England leads India 49-30. 49 matches have been drawn.

Team News

  • Mayank Agarwal has been ruled out of this Test after getting hit on the helmet during the training session. KL Rahul seems to be the frontrunner to replace him as he scored a century in warm-up match.
  • Ajinkya Rahane is fit for selection.
  • Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav will be available for selection from third Test.

IND Playing 11 (likely)

Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli (C)
Ajinkya Rahane
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Ravindra Jadeja
Ravichandran Ashwin
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Siraj

India have some world-class batsmen in the line-up but they have been exposed to quality swing bowling a few times. They will face a tough challenge from quality England fast bowlers. The onus will be on senior batters Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane to lead the team to a good total. Rishabh Pant’s counter-attack can play an equally important role. The fast bowling line-up of Bumrah, Ishant and Shami will enjoy bowling in these conditions.

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

India Squad

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran.
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla.

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).

READ: Rahul To Open the Batting With Rohit Sharma in the 1st Test– Reports

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