IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: 1st Test Match of England Tour of India, 2024 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for India vs England Dream11 Team

Updated on: Jan 29, 2024 1:42 pm IST

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India and England will lock horns against each other in a five match Test series, starting from January 25. The first Test will be played in Hyderabad, as the hosts look to continue their dominance in home soil. Meanwhile, England remains the last team to secure a Test series victory in India, back in 2012.

India vs England, 1st Test of England Tour of India 2024
25th January, 9:30 AM IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

IND vs ENG 1st Test Prediction

India will play their first Test match at home in almost about a year. They come into the series on the back of an entertaining 1-1 series draw in South Africa. On the other hand, England return to the red ball format after a thrilling Ashes last summer.

Form Guide


Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be on the flatter side during the first couple of days. However, spinners will come into play in the latter half of the match, as batting conditions worsen towards Day 3.

IND Playing 11

1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
3. Shubman Gill
4. Virat Kohli
5. Shreyas Iyer
6. KL Rahul (wk)
7. Axar Patel
8. Ravi Ashwin
9. Ravinddra Jadeja
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Mohammed Siraj

India Team News

  • Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Srikar Bharat, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan
  • There are no injuries at the moment, as the entire 16-man squad is available for selection.
  • It will be interesting to see if Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma decide to play three spinners in Hyderabad. It is a toss up between Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar for the last spot in the team.

IND Key Players

Virat Kohli Stats vs England in Test

Virat Kohli last 5 innings in Test Runs against ENG in Test Test Batting average vs ENG Total runs In Test Captain choice
12, 46, 76, 38, 121 1991 runs in 50 innings 42.36 8848 runs at an average of 49.10             ✅

Ravi Ashwin Stats vs Afghanistan in T20I

Ravi Ashwin last 5 Test Matches Wickets against ENG in Test Test Bowling Average vs ENG Total wickets In Test Captain choice
1, 3, 12, 7, 4 wickets 88 wickets in 35 innings 28.59 490 wickets at an average of 23.69             ✅


1. Zak Crawley
2. Daniel Lawrence
3. Joe Root
4. Ben Stokes (c)
5. Ollie Pope
6. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
7. Rehan Ahmed
8. James Anderson
9. Mark Wood
10. Ollie Robinson
11. Jack Leach

England Team News

  • Squad: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes (c), Rehan Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Shoaib Bashir, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood
  • Zak Crawley will open the batting for the visitors. However, his batting partner could either be Ben Duckett or Daniel Lawrence.

ENG Key Players

Joe Root Stats vs India in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against IND in Test Test Batting average vs IND Total Test runs Captain choice
91, 5, 84, 21, 19 2526 runs in 45 innings 63.15 11416 runs at an average of 50.29           ❌

Ben Stokes Stats vs India in Test

Last 5 Test Match Runs Runs against IND in Test Wickets against India in Test Total Test Runs and Wickets Vice-captain choice
42, 3, 51, 13, 80 773 runs in 30 innings 39 wickets at an average of 31.53 6117 runs and 197 wickets             ✅

Who will win 1st Test between India and England?

  • India have lost just three Test matches at home in the last 10 years, two to Australia, and once to England.
  • Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have great numbers against England, and will look to pile on the runs in the first Test.
  • England will have to produce their finest cricket to have a chance in the first Test against India. We see the hosts pulling off a rather comfortable victory.

IND vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Ollie Pope
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Joe Root, Shreyas Iyer
All-rounder: Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin (vc)
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson

Who are Best Captain Options for IND vs ENG Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Virat Kohli, Ravi Ashwin
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel

What are IND vs ENG Fantasy Tips?

  • Joe Root has a tremendous record against India, averaging almost 63. The English batter is the key player for the visitors, as he will look to continue scoring runs against India.
  • Ravi Ashwin is almost unplayable in home conditions, as he remains a sure shot captaincy pick. He is just 10 wickets away from reaching 500 wickets in Test cricket, and he could well achieve this number in Hyderabad.
  • Virat Kohli has an average of 42 against England, and has consistently scored runs against this opposition in the past. The Indian batter will look to score some big runs in the first Test.

Where to watch IND vs ENG Live?

Disney Hotstar or Star Sports Network.

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