Cricket fans from one side of the planet to the other should equip as England and India are gearing up to clash in a five-match Test series, beginning on August 4 (Wednesday).
The series holds incredible importance as it will stamp the start of the subsequent World Test Championship cycle. Thus, 60 mandatory points are in question in the series and the two groups would be chomping at the bit to arise triumphantly.
India’s last task in the longest configuration wasn’t productive as they experienced an eight-wicket rout against New Zealand in the WTC last. By and by, the Virat Kohli-drove side has been doing great in Test cricket excepting that loss.
India registered a memorable Test series win in Australia recently. They even crushed England 3-1 in a home series to get a spot in the WTC last.
By the way, the Three Lions hold the home advantage in this series and they would be chomping at the bit to dole out the retributions.
Notwithstanding, England’s work will not be simple using any and all means as they experienced a 1-0 loss against New Zealand at home in their last Test series. Subsequently, it is intriguing to perceive how Joe Root’s men perform against India.
News of India vs England series
The host group experienced a significant blow as of late as Ben Stokes pulled out of the series referring to emotional well-being reasons. The star all-rounder has been an imperative gear-tooth of the England Test group for some time and his nonattendance could very much damage the Three Lions.
All things considered, players like captain Joe Root, James Anderson, and Stuart Broad are veterans of more than 100 Test matches and India should be careful with them.
Adolescents Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, and Ollie Robinson have additionally demonstrated their strength at the most elevated level and they would be chomping at the bit to leave an imprint too. Haseeb Hameed is another England player to look for in this series. The top-request hitter was remembered for the rear of some noteworthy exhibitions in the homegrown circuit.
Talking about India, they will miss the administrations of youthful Shubman Gill and Washington Sundar, who sustained wounds on this visit.
In spite of the fact that Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav have been called as substitutions, their investment in the series is under peril because of COVID-19 concerns. Subsequently, the guests can’t bear to lose additional players because of wellness issues.
In the interim, captain Virat Kohli was doing great during his last Test series in England and he wouldn’t fret reproducing his heroics. While Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, and KL Rahul are different players to keep an eye out for, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Ravichandran Ashwin will deal with the mantle in the bowling genre.
August 4–8: 1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham – 03: 30 PM IST
August 12–16: 2nd Test at Lord’s, London – 03: 30 PM IST
August 25–29: 3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds – 03: 30 PM IST
September 2–6: 4th Test at The Oval, London – 03: 30 PM IST
September 10–14: 5th Test at Old Trafford, Manchester – 03: 30 PM IST
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-Keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Suryakumar Yadav (yet to join), Prithvi Shaw (yet to join)
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Joe Root (Captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler (Wicket-Keeper), Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-Keeper), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton
All the matches will be telecasted live on Sony Sports Network. (Sony Ten 3/3 HD, Sony Six)
Live Online streaming will be available on Sony LIV and Jio Tv.