” Rohit Sharma was born to bat “, Fans emotions kept swinging around Virat Kohli’s 11th duck and Rohit’s magical 100 in Chennai

Rohit Sharma was born to bat Virat Kohli duck

The second Test between India and England has seen some stunning action already inside just 3 hours of first day’s play. Indian fans were exuberant when Kohli finally won a toss against England hoping they would enjoy some great batting from India on first couple of days after the rubbing from England in the first … Read more

Jofra Archer calls Chennai pitch the worst he has ever seen

Jofra Archer calls Chennai pitch the worst he has ever seen

English fast bowler, who was a massive contributor to England’s famous win in Chennai with his 2 big wickets of Rohit and Gill in the first inning has termed Chennai pitch as the worst pitch he has ever seen. He said he and his team were confident of picking 9 remaining wickets once he saw … Read more

” Thought I was playing in IPL ” , Jack Leach on getting smashed by Pant

" Thought I was playing in IPL " , Jack Leach on getting smashed by Pant

English off spinner Jack Leach’s figures read 0-77 in 8 overs in a Test match till the time Rishabh Pant was batting in the first inning for India. Out of those 77 runs, 55 were hit by Rishabh Pant in only 4.2 overs when Leach had some big footmarks to target around Pant’s off stump. … Read more

Fans blasted Rahane for his twin failures after England outplayed India in the Chennai Test

Fans blasted Rahane for his twin failures after England outplayed India in the Chennai Test

Who would have thought that India would get outplayed by England this way after India won the Test match in Gabba a couple of weeks earlier? Surely, not many saw it coming but that’s the beauty of Test cricket, isn’t it? You can’t predict anything, you can’t take things for granted and England humbling India … Read more

” Rohit Sharma plays just cameos throughout his career “, Twitter criticizes Rohit Sharma after another failure in an important Test inning

Rohit Sharma plays just cameos throughout his career ", Twitter criticizes

Rohit Sharma’s case in Test cricket has been a curious one. He was all set to make his debut before Virat Kohli but destiny had other ideas and when he finally got his chances, he failed to capitalized on them. Then he came back again, as an opener, had a brisk start to his test … Read more

IND vs ENG : Twitter lauds Kohli’s captaincy as his decision helped India get Lawrence before Lunch

IND vs ENG : Twitter lauds Kohli's captaincy as his decision helped India get Lawrence before Lunch

There wasn’t a lot to talk about the first session of first day of the first Test of India vs England series apart from the fact that India won the session despite a steady start & firm resistance from England. A catch was dropped by Pant as early as in the second over, Burns gifted … Read more

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction, India vs England 1st Test Match Prediction, Players to pick in Dream11 & Fantasy Cricket Tips

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team

India vs England Preview

The high profile and much awaited India vs England series is finally here and with just few hours to go, we bring you IND vs ENG Dream11 Team where we will tell you everything you need to know in order to make perfect team at Dream11 to win money. Both the teams are coming on the back off successful series away from home.

  • Match Venue : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Match Time : 09:30 AM IST | 04:00 AM GMT

India Team News

Gabba breach, Border Gavaskar Trophy win with multiple injuries are a part of history now. It’s time to move on and get ready for the next series, this time in the familiar territory and with the regular captain Virat Kohli. First suspense about who will be in the team and who won’t be was about Saha and Pant. Kohli has confirmed that Pant will play the Test match ahead of Saha and Pant will play as a keeper.

Now the question Team India has to address is that whether they will go with 2 spinners or 3 spinners. If they play with 3 spinners then, Ashwin, Kuldeep and obvious picks while for 3rd spinner, there will be a toss up between Axar Patel and Washington Sundar. If India plays with 2 spinners then, Ashwin will be partnered with either Sundar or Axar based on their batting skills and Kuldeep will have to sit out.

Among the pacers, Bumrah and Ishant are certain to play and Siraj will be the third pacer if India decides to go with 3 fast bowlers.

Players to pick from India

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shubman Gill
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • R Ashwin
  • Ishant Sharma

England Team News 

England has been hit by an injury right before the series as opener Zak Crawley has been ruled out of first two tests due to wrist injury. Ollie Pope was added to the side and he might start in the playing 11 while Lawrence will have to bat at 3, followed by Root at 4, Stokes at 5, Pope at 6 and Buttler at 7.  England is likely to play with only 4 bowlers which means Moeen Ali will form the spin combination with Jack Leach while Archer will partner one of Broad or Anderson, most likely Broad as fast bowler.

If England thinks of playing 3 spinners, then Dom Bess comes in for Pope but with Root already being a handy spinner, it doesn’t look likely.

Players to pick from England

  • Jos Buttler
  • Joe Root
  • Jofra Archer
  • Ben Stokes

Other Fantasy options from both sides

England : Jack Leach

India : Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

IND vs ENG Playing 11

England

Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India

Rohit Sharma,  Shubman Gill,  Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C),  Ajinkya Rahane,  Rishabh Pant (WK),  R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Nadeem,  Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma

India vs England Pitch Report

The last time India and England played in Chennai, it behaved like a classic Indian wicket. Full of runs on day 1, 2,3 and even at 4 and then it started to spin like it was supposed to. England scored over 400 in 1st inning, India scored over 700 after Karun Nair scored a 300 and then India bowled out England to win on day 5.

We expect the pitch to behave in the same way. It will be full of runs on first 3 and a half days and then the spinners will come into picture. Here are some statistics from last 5 matches about this pitch.

  • 1st inning average score : 376 runs
  • 2nd inning average score : 473 runs
  • 3rd inning average score : 218 runs
  • 4th inning average score : 87 runs

Also read : IND vs ENG Statistical Preview : All the records which could be broken in this series

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket Keepers

  • Rishabh Pant
  • Jos Buttler

Batsmen

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli (Captain)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Joe Root

All Rounders

  • R Ashwin (Vice Captain)
  • Ben Stokes

Bowlers

  • Ishant Sharma
  • Shahbaz Nadeem
  • Jofra Archer

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IND vs ENG : 5 Players to watch out for in this series

IND vs ENG : 5 Players to watch out for in this series

Even though a lot of us are still in the awe of India’s Border Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia, it’s finally time to move past it and prepare for another marquee series, this time at home. India vs England starts tomorrow and we can’t wait for the action to begin. However, we still have enough … Read more