England will be squaring up against India in the 1st Test match of the 5-match Test series at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The match will commence on Wednesday, August 4 at 03:30 PM IST. Here are ENG vs IND Dream11 Predictions For 1st Test.
ENG vs IND Dream11 Predictions: Preview
England’s team will be missing the services of their star all-rounder, Ben Stokes. A lot of England’s batting will be riding on their captain, Joe Root especially now in Stokes’s absence. England’s Test batting has been light for the last couple of years. It remains the side’s soft spot heading into the series. Their batting cost them the series against New Zealand. England will be keen to put on an improved showing with the bat.
Their bowling is in better shape as compared to their batting. England will be keen to go in with an all-out pace attack. Their fast bowling quartet comprising James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, and Mark Wood can intimidate any batting lineup. England will be eager to unleash their pacers on a green-looking wicket at Trent Bridge. They will also look to play Sam Curran, who was the decisive factor the last time these 2 teams met in England.
India are clearly hurt with the loss in the WTC finals. They will be keen to move a step ahead in the next WTC cycle. England is one place where India have struggled post their empathetic series win in 2007. They have gone on to lose 3 or more Tests in every series since 2011 in England. India will look to improve upon these numbers this time around. They have already been impacted by injuries. They have lost their designated opener, Mayank Agarwal, to concussion ahead of the first Test. This provides an opportunity to out of favour batsman, KL Rahul.
India’s batting has been a matter of concern lately with no one except, Rohit Sharma putting in consistent performances. It is their bowling that has helped staged many wins in the recent past. The likes of Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur will want to prove a thing or two in this tour. A lot rests on the team’s balance as India’s lower-order batting continues to be their Achilles heel.
ENG vs IND Dream11 Predictions: Team
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Rory Burns, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur
ENG vs IND Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
England predicted XI:
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed/ Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Daniel Lawrence, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson/Mark Wood, James Anderson
India predicted XI:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja/ Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj/Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
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ENG vs IND Dream11 Predictions For 1st Test
Our ENG vs IND Dream11 prediction is that IND will win this game.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.