” 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

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team, India vs England 2nd Test Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch report, Players to pick in Dream11 & Fantasy Cricket Tips

IND vs ENG Dream11 Team

India vs England Preview

After humbling India in the first Test, England would be riding high on confidence as they gear up for the second Test against the hosts in Chennai. The hosts, i.e, India, called the defeat as one off and promised to bounce back from the situation. The second one is going to be as exciting an affair as it can get and for that, we present you the best IND vs ENG Dream11 Team, playing 11 and pitch report.

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

India Team News

After an Australia series win high, India were humbled in the first Test in the familiar conditions and it shows what a leveler this game of cricket is. They ended up being on the wrong side of the toss where England just piled up runs on the flat first 2 days pitch. BCCI has sent off that pitch curator and the pitch for this test has been prepared by a different curator and it is expected to turn from Day 1 which will help India irrespective of the result at toss.

For India, Shahbaz Nadeem will make way for Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will finally get a game for Washington Sundar. Since, Axar can already bat at 7, they wouldn’t need Sundar’s batting skills which is why they can afford to play Kuldeep in this match.

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 yet again before this match. Jofra Archer has been ruled out of this match. James Anderson has been given rest from this match as he has played 2 consecutive Tests and now it’s the turn of Stuart Broad who last played against Sri Lanka in the first Test.

Surprisingly, Dom Bess who picked 6 wickets in the first Test has been dropped too and he gets replaced by Moeen Ali while Ben Foakes replaces Jos Buttler who has gone home and won’t take any further part in this series. The issue is who will replace Archer – Chris Woakes or Olly Stone and Stone looks like for like replacement as he can bowl quick like Archer but the batting skills of Woakes may tempt Joe Root & management to play him. It’s a call England will take at the toss.

Players to pick from England

  • Ben Foakes
  • Joe Root
  • Jack Leach
  • Ben Stokes

Other Fantasy options from both sides

England : Olly Stone, Moeen Ali

India : Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

IND vs ENG Playing 11

England

Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Moeen Ali, Olly Stone, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

India

Rohit Sharma,  Shubman Gill,  Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C),  Ajinkya Rahane,  Rishabh Pant (WK),  R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav,  Mohd Siraj , Ishant Sharma

India vs England Pitch Report

This Chepauk pitch looks brownish, which means the ball here will turn from day 1 unlike the first test where there was nothing for the bowlers on first two days. If the pitch plays by the looks, it might be difficult seeing a high scoring game although English spinners are slightly less skillful compared to Indians. Ashwin and Kuldeep will come in handy for India. This pitch is close to what we call a ” rank turner “.

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
  • Ben Foakes

Batsmen

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

All Rounders

  • R Ashwin (Captain)
  • Ben Stokes

Bowlers

  • Ishant Sharma
  • Jack Leach
  • Kuldeep Yadav

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

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

International cricket is returning to India after a year’s gap and we just can’t wait for it to get started. India last played a match at home was against Australia in Bangalore in January 2020. India didn’t get to play a home Test match in entire 2020 and all that was due to the prevailing … Read more

Indian players scared of Virat Kohli the captain, more relaxed under Rahane : Shane Lee, brother of Brett Lee

Indian players scared of Virat Kohli the captain, more relaxed under Rahane : Shane Lee

Ever since India won the Melbourne Test after getting bowled out on 36 in the first Test of the series, certain section of people started to vouch for making Ajinkya Rahane permanent captain of Indian Test team and voices started to grow louder when the team triumphed in Australia after beating them in the 4th … Read more

Border Gavaskar Trophy : Five heroes of India’s historical series win in Australia

Border Gavaskar Trophy : Five heroes of India's historical series win in Australia

History was created by Indian team as they breached the Australian fortress Gabba after 32 years to win the final Test and Border Gavaskar Trophy for second time in a row. In a series full of challenges for India where they saw a humiliation in Adelaide, captain missing out on 3 Tests, almost half their … Read more

13 wickets for India’s bowling attack in Gabba Test – lowest after 1946, a rare phenomenon worth telling your next generation

13 wickets for India's bowling attack in Gabba Test - lowest after 1946, a rare phenomenon worth telling your next generation

Even in your wildest dreams 2-3 months ago, would you have thought that India will be playing without Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja, Shami and Ishant come the 4th Test of Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21? The answer would be – definitely not. With so many injuries all at once, it had to happen. It was just the … Read more

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction, 4th Test Australia vs India Match Prediction, Players to pick in Dream11 & Fantasy Cricket Tips

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction, 4th Test Australia vs India Match Prediction, Players to pick in Dream11 & Fantasy Cricket Tips

AUS vs IND Preview

After a fighting draw at SCG here we are it again. It’s time for the 4th and final Test of Border Gavaskar Trophy. It’s also the series decider with Australia having an advantage of home conditions, favorable pitch and a fit side over India. Nevertheless, with Indian fighting spirit, it promises to be a cracker of a game. In this article, we bring you AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction where we will bring you Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips, Playing 11 and best players to pick and why in your Dream11 Team for AUS vs IND Match.

  • Match Venue : The Gabba, Brisbane
  • Match Time : 05:30 AM IST | 12:00 AM GMT

Australia Team News

Australia were shocked and disappointed to not convert their last result into a win when they should have but they will also be relieved to get back to Gabba after all the all field drama. They absolutely love playing here and they will take a lot of confidence from the record that they have beaten India 5 out of 6 times on this venue. Check this post to know their record at Gabba

Australia have lost Will Pucovski due to injury though and Marcus Harris has replaced him in the playing 11. Harris has the experience of playing against the Indian attack back in 2018 but this is a totally new Indian attack due to injury. All the other 10 players are same which featured in the last test.

Players to pick from Australia

  • Steve Smith
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Pat Cummins
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • David Warner

India Team News 

Indian team is currently going through some serious hard times where they’re affected both physically ( due to injuries ) and mentally (due to quarantine) but they have shown extreme courage to hang in this series up until third Test. From the last test, Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja have been ruled out due to injuries. There are doubts over the fitness of Ravi Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah and they are being monitored.

India have kept their playing 11 options available until the toss. There are a lot of permutations and combinations going on for India’s playing 11 at the moment. Team is facing some extraordinary situations right now with so many injuries that there might come a time when they’ll pick anyone who is fit irrespective of skills and positions. Here are 4 doubts going around with selections at the moment.

  • Who will replace Hanuma Vihari? – Wriddhiman Saha is the most popular choice right now but if Mayank is fit, India can play him at 5 too to strengthen the batting. Even Prithvi Shaw is an option if Mayank is not fit.
  • Who will replace Ravindra Jadeja? – Most probably Kuldeep Yadav will play for Jadeja. Washington Sundar is also an option.
  • What if R Ashwin is not fit? – If he’s not fit, Kuldeep will play at Jadeja’s place and Washington Sundar or the one left between Mayank & Shaw might play for R Ashwin.
  • What if Bumrah is not fit? – Going by the indications, Bumrah will be replaced by Shardul Thakur in case he doesn’t get fit.

All these questions will be answered at the toss at 5 AM so you’ll need to wake up early morning to finalize your team.

Players to pick from India

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Shubman Gill
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • R Ashwin

Other Fantasy options from both sides

Australia : Nathan Lyon, Cameron Green (If Ashwin doesn’t get fit, it will leave us to only one option among all-rounders, which will be Cameron Green)

India : Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Mayank Agarwal

AUS vs IND Playing 11

Australia

David Warner, Marcus Harris, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne,  Steven Smith,  Cameron Green,  Tim Paine (capt & wk),  Pat Cummins,  Mitchell Starc,  Josh Hazlewood,  Nathan Lyon

India

Rohit Sharma,  Shubman Gill,  Cheteshwar Pujara,  Ajinkya Rahane,  Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha (wk)/Mayank Agarwal/Prithvi Shaw,  R Ashwin/Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav,  Navdeep Saini,  Mohammed Siraj,  Jasprit Bumrah/Shardul Thakur

Australia vs India Pitch Report

The pitch at Gabba is generally a fast, bouncy one that plays into Australia’s hands because of their fearsome bowling attack which is why every time a team tours Australia, Gabba is one venue they hate to play. No Asian team has ever won a Test match here and it will be difficult for India again with most of their players injured. Here are some statistics about this venue.

  • Average first inning score : 337
  • Average second inning score : 321
  • Third inning average score : 242
  • 4th inning average score : 163
  • Matches won batting first : 25
  • Matches won batting second : 23

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket Keepers

  • Rishabh Pant

Batsmen

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Shubman Gill
  • Steve Smith (vice captain)
  • Marnus Labuschagne

All Rounders

  • C Green 

Bowlers

  • Pat Cummins (captain)
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Mohammad Siraj
  • Shardul Thakur

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Tim Paine publicly apologizes for his behavior during Sydney Test

Tim Paine publicly apologizes for his behavior during Sydney Test

Australian captain was caught swearing at Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin during the final session of Sydney Test for which he called an impromptu press conference today’s morning and issued a public apology for his behavior. The incident had happened when Ashwin was batting together with Hanuma Vihari to save the Test match for India. … Read more