We will witness a great clash between India and England on February 5 Test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
The ball can also reverse swing on the Chennai ground, in that case Anderson (James Anderson) and Stokes (Ben Strokes) can be a big threat to Team India.
The test series between India and England is a thrill in the Fans Dugout and the wait is now about to end.
The first Test between the two top teams is scheduled to take on February 5 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
The Indian team and England will take on the field with a winning target in the first Test of the four-match Test series and we will see a stiff clash between the two teams.
To underestimate England is ‘foolish’
India will look forward to take on the series as a winning contender in 1st match in Chennai as the Chennai wicket is going to be spinners friendly pitch. When England last visited India in 2016, they were defeated 0-4 in the five-match series.
But team India cannot make the mistake of underestimating the English team. India will face That England, which is the only team to win a Test series (2012) in India in the last 15 years.
Apart from that, the visiting team recently beat Sri Lanka 2-0 at at Their home Ground and this has boosted English Team‘s confidence. There are many players who can make it very difficult for the Indian team.
Team India ‘at risk’ of reverse swing from these bowlers
Bowlers like James Anderson and Stuart Broad are all set to test Rohit Sharma‘s patience and Shubman Gill‘s technique.
Jofra Archer, Ben Strokes will try to trouble the Indian batsmen with Their short pitch balls and if the old ball takes reverse swing, Ben Stokes will want to take advantage of it.
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These Indian bowlers may get a chance
Ishant Sharma played his last Test almost a year ago. He has not played a red ball match for a long time due to injuries and covid-19.
But Mohammed Siraj‘s impressive performance in Australia cannot be forgotten. It will not be easy to decide who to choose from Ishant and Siraj.
India can land with three spinners and Axar Patel could get a chance to play his first Test match. Washington Sundar and Patel, who made their debut in the Brisbane Test, are likely to be taken to the final.
Ravichandran Ashwin is set to be selected while Kohli would love to keep Kuldeep Yadav as a wrist spinner.
Team India’s ‘brilliant’ record at Chepauk
Chennai‘s M.A. Chidambaram, popularly known as Chepauk, has an impressive record for hosts India against England at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ground.
India and England have played nine Test matches so far on the ground, of which hosts India have won five, while England have won three in part. The match between the two teams was a draw played in 1982.
India last played against England here in 2016, when they registered an impressive victory by innings and 75 runs.
Team India has a ‘golden’ opportunity
Hosts India need to win at least two Test matches in this series with England qualifying for the final of the World Test Championships (WTC) against New Zealand in June.
India‘s 1-0 win in England‘s series, however, could pave the way for Australia to move to the final
If India is to go to the final, we will now have to beat England by at least 2-0 in the four-match series. Victory of 2-1, 3-0, 3-1 or 4-0 would be more secure.
If the England team wins by a margin of 3-0, 3-1, 4-0, it will reach the final. If India wins by a margin of only 1-0 or England will reach the final if they win by 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1. If the series draws 0-0, 1-1 or 2-2, Australia will be entitled to play the final against New Zealand.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Akshar Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav.
England: Joe Root (captain), Moin Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Jack Crawley, Ben Fox, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Oli Stone, Chris Woakes, Ollie Pope.