India vs England 1st Test Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Injury News and Dream 11 Picks

Read the venue record, Pitch Reoirt, Injury News, player stats and dream 11 Fantasy picks for India vs England 1st Test Match.

Match Preview of India vs England 1st Test Match: India will welcome England for a long tour of Test Matches, and the first match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, on January 25, 2024.

The Indian Cricket Team is set to play its first test match of the year against England. After missing out last time, they are determined to whitewash the England team. In 2021, when England toured India, India won 3-1. However, the first test defeat on the Chennai ground shocked the team as it was played on the flattest track ever used in a test match in India. The big news from the Indian squad came as Virat Kohli will not play for the first two test matches due to personal reasons.

Before the start of the series, England players and cricket analysts started talking about a turner track, which was a huge issue in the last series as their legendary Michael Vaughan made a spoof video digging out his backyard and mentioning it as an Indian pitch.

England team reached Hyderabad for the first of five test matches, but they came without Harry Brook as he went back to England and will not come to India due to some personal reasons, which Harry Brook’s family said.

The Brook family respectfully requests privacy during this time. In light of this, the ECB and the family kindly request the media and the public to respect their wish for privacy and refrain from intruding on their private space,”

the ECB said

Daniel Lawrence has been brought in as a replacement for Harry Brook, who is currently participating in the Dubai T20 league. While Lawrence has a chance to make it into the squad, it will be a tough competition as there are more experienced players like Ben Foakes and Ollie Pope.

When and Where To Watch India vs England 1st Test Match

MatchIndia vs England 1st Test Match
Date & TimeJanuary 25, 2024, 9:30 PM IST
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Where to WatchHotstar

Player Injury Report For India vs England 1st Test Match

Daniel Lawrence is the replacement for Harry Brook.

India vs England Head-to-Head Test Record

Match Played131
India Won31
England Won50

Weather Conditions For India vs England 1st Test Match

the weather will be clear, but there will be moisture in the initial phase.

Pitch Report of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, In India vs England 1st Test Match On January 25, 2023

Match Played5 Matches
Batting first won2 Matches won
Batting second won2 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores404 Runs
Average 2nd innings scores377 Runs
Average 3rd innings scores205 Runs
Average 4th innings scores131 Runs
Highest Team innings total687/6 by IND
Lowest Team innings total127/10 by WI

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is known for its batsman-friendly pitch, with an average first-innings score of 404 runs. However, on the third day of the match, the ball begins to turn, which benefits the spinners. So far, the spinners have taken 89 wickets, while the pacers have taken 54 wickets. It’s worth noting that the last international Test match held at this stadium was in 2018 when India hosted West Indies and won the match by 10 wickets.

Team Preview Of India

India has announced they’re playing 11 for the first two test matches, and once again, it has surprised the fans. Ishan Kishan has not been picked in place of Srikar Bharat. Instead, Dhruv Jurel has been included in the squad. This comes as great news for fans who were looking for a new young wicketkeeper. Jurel has an impressive record, averaging 46.47 runs in 15 first-class matches and scoring 790 runs, with a highest score of 249.

Important players for the India Team in the match against England

1- Virat Kohli was the only batter in the India vs South Africa test series who consistently performed well in both matches. This player was instrumental in ensuring that India fought back. He managed to score a total of 162 runs in the two matches, which was the highest score by an Indian player in the series. Additionally, in his home country, he has an impressive average of 60.05 in 50 matches. However, his average against England is only 42.36, which is the lowest compared to his average against other countries he has played against.

2- Axar Patel created havoc in the last series against England, taking 27 wickets in just 3 matches, and this time, he can be the bowler who can take the most wickets in the series. He also improved his batting skills, which will be handy in the series because the matches will be low-scoring. However, there is a big chance that he will not be going to play the first test match as the pitch will not suit him that much.

3- Ravichandran Ashwin has been the biggest threat for England over the years, and in a recent interview, Ben Duckett also said that Ashwin will get him out, but he will try to play better. He took 88 wickets in 19 matches against England, and in India, he took 337 wickets in 55 matches. He is just 10 wickets away from taking 500 wickets to become the 2nd bowler from India to take 500 wickets.

Team Preview Of England

England has always found it hard to win the series in India over the past two decades, and since the last tour, they have not been confident of winning the series in India. On the other hand, India drew the test series the last time they went to England, but they were in a great situation. The England board called the test match off because of COVID.

Important players for the England Team in the match against India

1. Jack Leach will be a key player for the England team as last time he was the highest wicket-taker for the England side with 18 wickets in 4 matches. He has taken 124 wickets in 35 matches and will lead the spin attack.

2. Joe Root needs only 30 runs more to become the highest run scorer as a foreign player in India. He scored 952 runs in 10 Test Matches with two centuries. He is also crucial in bowling because the last time he took five wickets was against India. He has 8 wickets in 10 matches against India in India.

3. Rehan Ahmed might get the chance to play 11 against India in the first match if the pitch is totally spin-friendly, but the main issue is his experience as he only played one International Test Match. He took 7 wickets against Pakistan in one match, and he can also score some runs down the order.

India vs England 1st Test Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root

All-Rounder: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Daniel Lawrence

Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mark Wood, Mohammed Siraj

India vs England 1st Test Match Prediction

India will be the favorite to win the 1st match.

India vs England 1st Test: Probable Playing 11 of India

Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), KS. Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav

India vs England 1st Test: Probable Playing 11 of England

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

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