ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction: 1st Test Playing11, Injury News, Fantasy Tips, Captain Picks for India vs England – 04 August

IND vs ENG 1st Test: Ashish Nehra declares, 'Rohit Sharma needs to score big if India has to beat England in England'
IND vs ENG 1st Test: Ashish Nehra declares, 'Rohit Sharma needs to score big if India has to beat England in England'

ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction Captain Picks, Injury Update, Playing11, Fantasy tips, Live Streaming details for India vs England 1st Test – ENG vs IND Match Preview: The five-match Test series between India and England will begin tomorrow with the first Test match scheduled to be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

When last time India toured England in 2018, they received a 4-1 thrashing in the five matches Test series. However, Nottingham was the only venue where India managed to dominate the hosts and thrashed them by 203 runs. Put into bat, India managed 329/10 with the help of Virat Kohli’s 97 and Ajinkya Rahane’s 81 in the first innings. In reply, England was bowled out for a paltry total of 161-10 with Hardik Pandya taking a 29-ball five-for. In the second innings, India declared at 352-7, courtesy Virat Kohli’s 103 – 23rd Test ton – before bowling England out for 317/10 and registering a massive 203 runs win. Jasprit Bumrah bagged a fifer in the second innings. Remember?

Meanwhile, the hosts are dealing with their own woes. With Ben Stokes taking an indefinite break from cricket owing to mental health concerns, Joe Root and the management would be fretting over the composition of the side for the opening Test at Trent Bridge. The absence of a couple of more regular players such as Chris Woakes – unavailable with a heel injury, Jofra Archer – unavailable for the first two matches, and Olly Stone absent for the entire series has only worsened the situation for the host.

Can Virat Kohli and Co. repeat something similar to the Nottingham and kick off the second cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23? The second cycle of WTC begins with this series and will end in 2023. Each and every country will play three home series and as many away series during this cycle.

ENG vs IND Match Details

England vs India, 1st Test

India Tour of England, 2021

Date – August 04 – 08 August 2021

Time: 03:30 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

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ENG vs IND Team News and Probable Playing 11

IND Team News

  • KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will open the innings
  • C Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane will form the middle-order
  • Rishabh Pant will don the wicketkeeping glove and bat at lower-middle order
  • India is likely to go with four pacers and one spinner
  • R Ashwin is expected to play as the lone spinner whereas Shardul Thakur, M Shami, Ishant Sharma, and J Bumrah will form the pace attack

IND Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, M Shami, Ishant Sharma, J Bumrah

Also read IND vs ENG Test series: KL Rahul should open in the first Test, says Sunil Gavaskar

ENG Team News

  • A 17-member squad has been named
  • Joe Root will lead the side
  • Ben Stokes is unavailable
  • Craig Overton has been named as a replacement for Ben Stokes
  • Ollie Pope is doubtful for the opening Test

ENG Playing 11

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence/J Leach, J Bairstow, Ollie Pope/J Leach, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson


ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction/Fantasy Team

Wicketkeeper: J Buttler, R Pant

Batsmen: R Sharma, J Root, Virat Kohli, R Burns

All-rounder: R Ashwin

Bowlers: J Anderson, I Sharma, M Shami, S Broad

Captain choices: Virat Kohli, James Anderson

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ENG vs IND live streaming: How to watch ENG vs IND live scores?

Sony Sport will telecast India vs England series in India. You can also catch all the India Tour of England live score, ball-by-by commentary, and India Tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 live updates on InsideSport.co.

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India vs England Test, ENG vs IND Squads

England Squad:

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

Also read: England Playing XI: Another Setback for Joe Root & Co for 1st Test vs India, Ollie Pope doubtful

India Squad:

Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Wriddhiman Saha