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India vs England, 2021 – 3rd ODI, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

 

Match Details

The 3rd ODI between India and England will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and will get underway at 1:30 PM local time (1:30 PM IST). Read below for some great tips about this match.

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Preview

England’s scintillating win in the second ODI has set up an enthralling final. There is something special about this England’s limited over set up. Irrespective of the situation, they don’t try to modify their game which shows the confidence they have in their abilities. No wonder they are among the best limited over teams in the world. At first, their bang-bang approach might look like a dicey call, as a collapse will always be on the cards, but it pays them well on most occasions.

England will be disappointed that they failed to win the 1st ODI despite getting off to a brilliant start. Nevertheless, they got the desired result in the following game. Jonny Bairstow looks to be in ominous form, Jason Roy has been very consistent, Ben Stokes looked a class apart in the 2nd ODI. Overall, England will be very confident going into the final.

However, India, for sure, will come back hard at them. The batting isn’t an issue as everyone looks to be in decent touch. However, there will be few concerns about their bowlers, especially the spinners. The duo of Krunal Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav gave 156 runs in their 16 overs in the last game. Kuldeep Yadav is low on confidence thus it’s almost certain that he’ll be dropped for the final. The way England have decimated the Indian spinners, it will be interesting to see if India opts for an extra pacer or go in with the usual 3 pacers and 2 spinners combination.

Pitch Report

The pitches in the first two games have been very good for batting. The ball does move around for the first few overs but if you get through that period, there are plenty of runs for the taking. The surface also seems to get slightly better in the second inning.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI:  Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, T Natarajan/Mohammed Siraj/ Washington Sundar

England:

Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley/Mark Wood

Probable Top Performers

Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma hasn’t done much in the series but we’ll still back him to come good in the final. He’s a player than can keep the scoreboard galloping without any extra effort. He was looking in fine form in the previous game but was dismissed in an unfortunate way. He’ll look to score big in the final.

Virat Kohli – Rarely do you see Kohli scoring 50s and getting out. However, that’s been his story in this limited over series. He has hit four consecutive half centuries but failed to convert them into a hundred. However, he’s playing really well and a century shouldn’t be too far away.

Jonny Bairstow- Bairstow looks to be on a mission. He backed up his 94 in the first match with a match winning hundred in the next game. He’ll be eager to carry on his good form and take England to a series victory.

Our Betting Tips

We have covered some great today cricket betting tips free.  If you want more, you can go check out our site or app. But for the meantime, all we can say is that  overall, both teams are in form but if England play to their potential, they are capable of batting out India from the game. However, India looks more stable than the visitors. There is not a lot to choose between the two teams and the match could go either way. However, we’d like to stick with India as the winners as they’ve been far more consistent. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of the hosts.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 2nd ODI, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 2nd ODI between India and England will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and will get underway at 1:30 PM local time (1:30 PM IST)

Preview

India were too hot to handle for Eoin Morgan’s men and cruised to victory by 66 runs in the 1st ODI. They went into the match with concerns over the form of KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, both of them fetched half centuries. Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna, who were making their debuts, impressed the cricket fanatics with their skills. The batting was brilliant, the bowling was outstanding, it was just a complete performance from the Men in Blue.

The visitors, however, have plenty of work upon ahead of the second ODI. At 135-0, they were marching towards an easy victory but the middle order once again faltered as England crumbled to 251. This is not the first time we’ve seen England collapse from a position of strength. Against a strong opposition like India, they need to be at the top of their game to get the results in their favour, which hasn’t been the case on this tour. Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes need to step up to the occasion, else, the series will be done and dusted in the second ODI itself. Both teams have few injury concerns as well. While Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the series due to a dislocated shoulder, England will be sweating over the fitness of Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings, who injured themselves in the 1st ODI.

Pitch Report

The surface in the 1st ODI was a brilliant wicket to bat. There was some help on offer with the new ball but overall it was a terrific wicket to bat. Expect something similar in the next ODI as well.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI:  Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

England:

Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Matthew Parkinson, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Probable Top Performers

Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma, the ‘Hitman’ as they call him is among the modern day greats. When in full flow, he’s unstoppable and has some fine performance behind him in the last few games. On a good wicket, Sharma can be backed to play well.

Virat Kohli – Virat Kohli has hit three consecutive half centuries ( 2 in T20Is and one in the 1st ODI).  He’s looking in ominous form and it’s a great opportunity for him to end his century drought.

Jason Roy – Jason Roy has been the most consistent English batsmen but he has not converted his starts into big scores. But he’s in some form and just need to be a little sensible in his approach. He’s striking the ball well and a big inning seems just around the corner.

Our Betting Tips

The form of players like Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler is a major cause of concern for England. India, on the other hand, seems to have all their bases covered. For us, India will go in the second ODI as big favourites. The online cricket betting odds are also in favour of India.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 1st ODI, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 1st ODI between India and England will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and will get underway at 1:30 PM local time (1:30 PM IST)

Preview

After a one sided affair in Tests, England made a roaring comeback in the T20Is. However, they still couldn’t get past Virat Kohli’s India and lost the series 3-2. The caravan now moves to Pune where the teams will clash in the 3 match ODI series. England and India are the two top ranked ODI teams thus brace yourself for cracker of a series. However, despite being the world no 1, England will start as underdogs.

They did performed well in the T20Is but they were not at their best. The middle order looks slightly vulnerable with Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and even Ben Stokes not in the best of form. Jason Roy batted well in the T20Is but he failed to convert the starts into big knocks. They’ve also lost Jofra Archer and that’s another massive blow to their chances. The kind of cricket England play is suitable for the surfaces that they get in England and Australia, where there is consistent pace and bounce. In India, on low slow wickets, against spinners and even the India pacers, who are more dependent on the variations, it won’t be easy.

Coming to India, the hosts are in middle of a juggernaut. Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya are in decent form but one man that’s going to make a real difference will be Virat Kohli. This is the first time in over a year that Kohli has looked so fluent. He’d look to end his century drought in the ODI series.

Pitch Report

The surface is Pune is expected to be a good batting wicket. However, there should be some movement on offer for the pacers with the new ball. The wicket might also get slower as the match progresses.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI:  Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

England:

Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Matthew Parkinson, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Probable Top Performers

Rohit Sharma – After two quite performances in the 3rd and 4th T20I, Rohit Sharma was back to his destructive best and blasted a 34 ball 64. He’s coming back from some heavy performances of late and will be eager to perform well in the ODI series.

Virat Kohli – The Indian skipper was in scintillating form in the T20I series. This is probably the first time since 2020 that Kohli looked so fluent. When in full flow, he’s unstoppable and we’ll back him to end his century drought in the ODI series.

Jason Roy – Roy looked good in the T20I series but he failed to convert his starts into big scores. When you’re getting 40s consistently, a big knock is always around a corner and England won’t mind that in the 1st ODI.

Our Betting Tips

England will be concerned about the form of players like Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, who looked ordinary in the T2oI series. For India, most of their players are in top form which makes them red hot favourite to win the match. The online cricket betting odds are in favour of the hosts.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 5th T20I, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 5th T20I between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will get underway at 7:00 PM local time

Preview

With their back against the wall, India played terrific cricket to beat England by 8 runs in the 4th T20I. With series tied at 2-2, the final is expected to be another nail biter. Both India and England have played some good cricket but there are few areas of concern that they’ll need to work on. For India, they’d love to see some runs from KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Both have looked scratchy in the series. With Rahul not performing, India have failed to score big in the powerplay. Also, in the final overs, Hardik Pandya hasn’t been able to play those big shots. As a result, India have been few runs short of a safe score.

England, on the other hand, go in this match with an untested middle order. The likes of Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan haven’t got a lot of opportunity to bat. And in the two matches they’ve batted, they’ve failed to live up to the expectation. Morgan has looked rusty while Stokes, even though he batted well in the last game, hasn’t been able to finish the inning on a high.

Pitch Report

The surface is expected to be on the slower side. However, as has been the trend in the series, it may get better in the second inning.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar

England:

Probable XI England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid,

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – Even though Virat Kohli missed out in the previous game, we expect him to play well in the series decider. He’s batted well in the series and has a couple of half centuries to his name.

Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma is arguably India’s best T20 batsman. When on song, there’s nothing an opposition can do to stop him. Though he hasn’t done much in the series, we’ll back him come good in the final.

Jason Roy – Jason Roy has been brilliant in the T20I series. He has scored runs in every game and looked in complete command. He’ll be disappointed that he hasn’t got a real big score. He’ll look to do the same in the next game.

Our Betting Tips

Both teams are evenly matched on paper and the game could go either way. However, the English middle order is largely untested and in a big game like a final, under pressure, against the Indian bowling, it won’t be easy for them. The online cricket betting odds are in favour of India

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 4th T20I, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 4th T20I between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will get underway at 7:00 PM local time

Preview

It’s been a strange series so far. Looking at the quality of the teams, we expected some nail biters. However, all three matches till now have been one sided affairs. We can assume that the conditions have a role to play as the batting seems to be easier in the second inning. England will be pleased with their performance in the 3rd T20I but they’ll know that the series is far from over. India is a quality team and will come back hard in the next game. India though will be concerned about the form of KL Rahul, who’s wasted a golden opportunity to cement his place as a primary opener in T20Is. The hosts will be in some dilemma to go ahead with him for the next match or not. They might drop him and open with Ishan Kishan as this will give Virat Kohli his usual No 3 slot. Or they might continue with him with the World Cup in sight. Whatever the scenario may be, India need a good start. A solid opening stand will help India post a big total on most occasions.

Once they have runs on the board, England will be under pressure. This is the scenario if India bat first. In case, Kohli wins the toss and put England in to bat, the visitors too will need a big score as India have a long batting order. The top order for England has batted well thus Indian bowlers will have to be on the money from ball one else the match could drift away pretty quickly. Kohli might also consider bringing in Axar Patel in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, who’s looked off colour.

Pitch Report

The surface is on the slower side and it’s not easy to hit the big shots. The wicket seem to get better in the second half.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/Axar Patel

England:

Probable XI England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid,

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – The king is back with the bang. After a brilliant half century in the second T20I, he looked in complete command in the 77 run knock in the previous game. When in form, Kohli is hard to stop and we can expect him to play well in the next game as well.

Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma is back in the playing XI and would be eager to make a mark. He missed out in his first game but he’s coming back from some hefty performances in the Test series. Rohit will be a key wicket for India.

Jason Roy – Jason Roy has been brilliant in the T20I series. Though he hasn’t played a real big knock, he has looked in ominous form. The way he’s striking the ball, a big inning is just around the corner.

Our Betting Tips

England have played better than India in the series but the toss will be a crucial aspect in the tomorrow’s match as chasing seems to be easier on this wicket. We’d still stick with India as winners, though the match can go either way.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 3rd T20I, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 3rd T20I between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will get underway at 7:00 PM local time

Preview

India will be over the moon with their performance in the second T20I. They ticked most boxes and cruised to a victory by 7 wickets. Batting, bowling, fielding, everything was top notch from the hosts. Ishan Kishan, playing his first match, showed no signs of nervousness and smocked a blistering half century. The bowlers utilized the conditions to perfection, but the biggest positive for the men in blue will be the runs from Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper blasted a magnificent 49 ball 73, tearing apart the England bowling. An in form Kohli makes a huge difference to this Indian team.

England has a lot to sort out before the 3rd T20I. It was a great opportunity for them to take a healthy lead in the series but they didn’t show up at all. Apart from Jason Roy, who seemed to be batting on another planet, none of the batsman could adjust to the pace of the wicket. Credit must also be given to the Indian bowlers who bowled great lines and didn’t allow the English batsmen cut loose. We know that players like Buttler, Morgan, Bairstow, Stokes, likes the ball to come on to the bat and with the wicket getting slow, against the Indian spinners, it won’t be easy to play freely. Even the Indian pacers, who bowl a lot of cutters and slower one’s, won’t be easy to get away.

Pitch Report

The surface is on the slower side and it’s not easy to hit the big shots. The wicket seem to get better in the second half.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI India: KL Rahul/Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

England:

Probable XI England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan/Mark Wood, Adil Rashid,

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – It was vintage Kohli on display as the Indian skipper stroked an unbeaten 73 off 49 balls. More than the runs, it’s the manner in which he scored those runs that gives us a positive vibe. An on song Virat Kohli can be very hard to stop.

Ishan Kishan – Ishan Kishan was playing his first game but the southpaw showed no signs of nervousness and blasted 56 off 32 deliveries. His inning was studded with 5 fours and 4 gigantic maximums. The kind of comfort he was in while playing, we expect him to set the stage on fire in the next game as well.

Jason Roy – Jason Roy has looked class apart in both the T20Is. He stroked a brutal 49 in the 1st match and backed it up with a solid 46 in the second T20I. He’ll be disappointed that he hasn’t kicked on and get a big score. He’ll look to do the same in the next game.

Our Betting Tips

The wicket will get slower with every passing game and England batsmen are not comfortable in playing on low and slow surfaces. We think that it’ll be a struggle for English batsmen in the next game as well. The online cricket betting odds are also in India’s favour.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 2nd T20I, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 2nd T20I between India and England will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will get underway at 7:00 PM local time

Preview

India had a hard day at the office in the 1st T20I as England trounced them by 8 wickets to go 1-0 up in the series. England’s confidence must be skyrocketing after this win but they can’t afford to be lenient against a side of India’s stature. The men in blue would be disappointed with the loss but won’t be too concerned. They are a team that have immense belief in their abilities and one bad performance won’t get them panicking. However, that doesn’t mean that they won’t analyse their mistakes in the 1st T20I. India are not short on quality and not short on confidence either, but there are a few issues they need to sort out before the match. The wickets are as flat as they get and with dew around, playing three spinners is not the way to go.

England will be over the moon with their performance but they’ll know that India will come back hard at them. Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, all got decent practice but they’ll need to be prepared for the situation where they may bat first. The surface is on the slower side and with the ball gripping, against quality Indian spinners, their batting could also be put under serious pressure. And even if they manage to post a decent total, defending with the wet ball won’t be easy. So, even though England defeated India in the first match, it’s a 50-50 call in 2nd T20I. The online cricket betting odds, however, are in India’s favour.

Pitch Report

The surface in the 1st T20I looked pretty flat but it was slightly on the slower side. It will get further slower in the upcoming games, bringing spinners into play.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan/Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

England:

Probable XI England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – Kohli hasn’t been in the best of form and he will be disappointed with the way he got out in the last match. He’s a big player, one of the best in this format and we’ll back him to come good in the next game

Rishabh Pant – Pant looked in fine touch in his brief knock of 21. He’s a powerhouse batsmen and is in the form of his life. He’ll be high on confidence after a fantastic Test series. Also, he was promoted at no 4 in the last game which gives him more overs to play.

Jason Roy – Roy had a fantastic season of the Big Bash League and started the T20I series with a scintillating 49. He looked comfortable against the pacers and the spinners as well. If Roy can play 10 overs, England will definitely end up with a big total. He’d look to carry on from where he left in the first game.

Our Betting Tips

Even though England won the match, they can’t afford to be lenient against a side like India who’ll, for sure, come back hard at England. Both teams are on par thus the match is expected to be a close affair but the fact that India hasn’t lost two consecutive matches for a while, we’ll go with India as winners.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 1st T20I, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The 5 match T20I series between India and England kicks off on March 12th at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It will be a day night affair and will get underway at 7:00 PM IST

Preview

India annihilated England in the Test series but in T20Is, it’ll take a lot more effort from the hosts to pip the top ranked T20I team. England have been in red hot form in T20 cricket and have not lost a series since India defeated them in 2018. Post that they’ve played 8 series and won seven of them, one ended in a tie. They’re laced with some of the biggest name in this format of the game.

Talking about the hosts, they too are in middle of the juggernaut, winning 17 of their last 21 games. They’ve one of the best, if not the best, batting lineups which includes the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya. There is not a lot to choose between the two teams and the match promises to be a mouth watering encounter.

Pitch Report

The Pitch won’t be anything near than what we saw in the Test series. It should be flat deck with plenty of runs stored in it. The wicket should offer some turn to the spinners.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Probable XI India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

England:

Probable XI England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(C), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/Jofra Archer

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – The master hasn’t been in the best of form but when it comes to white ball cricket, there is no one competing with him. He can be backed to end his run drought in a format he is most comfortable in.

Rohit Sharma – Just like Kohli, Rohit Sharma is also one of the biggest player in this format of the game. He had a fantastic Test series and would look to carry on his form in the shorter versions as well.

Eoin Morgan – Morgan is the highest scorer for England in T20Is against India with 314 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 146.04. He’s naturally very aggressive but can play according to the situation. We expect him to do well in the game.

Our Betting Tips

It’s very hard to pick a winner between two evenly matched teams but we think that India have a little more depth in their team than England. Also, England bowling relies too much on Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid. The back up options can leak runs

 Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

 

India vs England: 4th Test, Day 2 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 3

Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar’s partnership bailed India out of trouble on the second day of the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad on Friday. Having bowled out England for 205 on the first day’s play, India found themselves in a difficult situation at 146 for 6. But, some fantastic display of batting helped them to end the day at 294 for 7, with a handsome lead of 89 runs.

The day started with India on 24 for 1 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma on the crease. But, some consistent bowling by the England team meant that India were 41 for 3, early on day two. Pujara got out for 17 to Jack Leach while skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed by Ben Stokes for a duck. India’s struggles were exaggerated when James Anderson got rid of Ajinkya Rahane before lunch to reduce the hosts to 80 for 4.

After lunch, Rohit along with Pant started to build India’s innings. But Rohit got out LBW to a Stokes delivery on 49. Ravichandran Ashwin then batted cautiously till he was dismissed for 13. When Washington and Pant started their partnership, India was still trailing by 59 runs. However, the two left-handed batsmen stuck together and started chipping away with runs.

They took a more aggressive approach after the tea break and started playing their shots. Pant reached his third 50+ score of the series. However, the turning point was when England took the new ball after the 80th over mark. Pant and Sundar went berserk and smacked the England bowlers to all corners of the ground. Pant reached his third Test century with a six over the mid-wicket boundary.

He fell for 101 runs off 118 balls, but his partnership with Sundar which yielded 113 runs had already deflated the English bowling attack. Sundar notched up his third Test fifty and stayed unbeaten on 60 by the end of day’s play. Axar Patel was also disciplined with the bat, staying unbeaten on 11.

For England, Anderson was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Stokes and Leach got two scalps each. England would hope to make early inroads when they return on day three. For India, stretching the lead over 100 runs would put them in the box seat to win this match and enter the ICC World Test Championship final.

 

India vs England: 4th Test, Day 1 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 2

Axar Patel. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin wreck havoc as they dismantled the English batting, helping India bowl of England for a below par 205 on a very good batting surface. The spin duo shared 7 wickets between them to give India an upper hand at the end of Day 1 of the fourth Test. India lost Shubman Gill for a duck in their response but Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma looked solid as India ended the day at 24-1.

England will be very disappointed with their performance in the 1st inning. The wicket wasn’t bad, there was no drastic turn and the ball was coming on nicely on the bat. It was certainly not a 200 wicket. England will also rue the fact that multiple batsmen got decent starts but none of them went on to get a big hundred.

Joe Root called the coin right and wasn’t hesitant in deciding to bat first. The wicket looked a belter and a big 1st inning score would have set the game nicely for them. However, that was not the case to be as Axar Patel removed both the openers with not much on the board. Mohammed Siraj then caught Joe Root on the crease, trapping him leg before, leaving England reeling at 30-3 . Ben Stoked joined Jonny Bairstow as the duo steadied the ship with a 38 run partnership before Siraj trapped Bairstow plumb. There was another small partnership between Stokes and Pope before Washington Sunder dismissed Stoked LBW for 55. Daniel Lawrence played some good shots while Ollie Pope also looked solid. Both added 45 runs for the 6th wicket before Pope was caught by Gill at short leg. Lawrence too lost his wicket to a poor shot and was stumped of the bowling of Axar Patel. Post his wicket, England showed little resistance and was bowled out for 205.

 

India vs England: 3rd Test, Day 2 – Review; Indian spinners run riot as India trounces England

Axar Patel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When India started their day at 99-3, no one, even in their weirdest dreams would have imagined a carnage of this magnitude. First it was Jack Leach who removed Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma in back to back overs and then Joe Root run riot and cleaned up the Indian lower order, taking his maiden five wicket haul in the process and restricting the first inning lead to a mere 33 runs. The lead wasn’t big and there must have been few nervous faces in the Indian dressing room. The pitch certainly had some demons and a target of 150 could have been a tricky one to chase.

England knew that the second inning won’t bring any respite but the way they stormed back into the match must have boosted their confidence. However, their confidence was shattered in the first ball of the second inning which rattled Zak Crawley’s stumps. Axar then removed Jonny Barstow to leave England reeling at 0-2. England had no answers to the duo of Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin as they were bundled out for 82, giving India a target of 49 runs to win, which the Indian openers wiped with without breaking a sweat.

The loss have knocked England out of the world Test championship but they’ll be more worried about the fact that the next test will also be played on the same pitch. They need to do some serious work on their skills against the spin because that’s what they’ll be getting in the next game. They might also consider tweaking their playing combination and bring in an extra spinner. There’s a lot to think, not just for England but for India as well. The way they collapsed certainly didn’t impressed their skipper Virat Kohli who didn’t shy away from criticizing the poor application of the batsmen.

The win has boosted India’s chances of the playing New Zealand in the summit clash of the World Test Championship. If India can escape a loss in the final Test, it’s going to be India Vs New Zealand at Lords in the final of the WTC.

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India vs England, 2021 – 3rd Test, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

Match Details

The third Test of the ongoing four-match Test series between India and England will take place at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.

Preview

The third Test of the ongoing four-match series between India and England is scheduled to be played from February 24 at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. The series is currently tied at 1-1. The tourists drew first blood by winning the series-opener by 227 runs before the hosts drew level with a crushing 317-run win.

A lot is at stake in the upcoming two games. Both the teams will need to do well in the upcoming games to book their place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. India need to win the series by at least a margin of 2-1 to progress and thus a win or even a draw would be enough for them.

England, on the other hand, face a tougher task. The visitors need to win both of the remaining Tests to book a mouthwatering clash with New Zealand in the WTC final. Even if England don’t progress ahead, they have the opportunity to crash India’s party. With so much at stake, expect a highly competitive game.

Pitch Report

The newly-laid pitch at the Sardar Patel Stadium will be best for the batsmen for the first two days. Traditionally, the pitches in this region start to deteriorate quickly. Winning the toss will be a big advantage.

India vs England Predicted Playing XIs

India:

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

England:

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wk), Dom Bess,James Anderson, Jack Leach, Olly Stone

 

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – All eyes will be on Virat Kohli who has not scored a Test century since November 2019. It was also his last century in international cricket. Incidentally, it was the pink ball Test against Bangladesh and Kohli would be hoping that his century drought ends in the upcoming pink-ball Test. Kohli is not really out of form and has hit two fourth-innings fifties in the first two Tests.

Joe Root – Joe Root had a rare failure in the second Test and would be looking to bounce back. The England skipper started 2021 with knocks of 221, 186 and 218 before failing to do well in the previous Test. With the Ahmedabad pitch likely to offer plenty of assistance to the batsmen, expect him to be among runs.

Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma finally ended his century drought in Tests with a sublime 161-run knock in the previous Test. The opener was getting the starts but failed to convert it into big scores. With the monkey now off his back, he could play another big knock in the upcoming game.

Our Betting Tips

In-form India are expected to win the game. Having lost just two Tests at home since 2013, the hosts look set to extend their domination at home. The momentum is also with India after their massive win in the second Test. England are expected to do better than what they did in the previous Test but India are likely to come out on top.

Predicted Winners

India are expected to win this game.

 

India vs England: 2nd Test, Day 3 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 4

Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Just like the previous two days of the match, Day 3 of the second Test between India and England belonged to the hosts. The start wasn’t good but the end couldn’t have been better. England are 53-3, still needing 429 for a win.  India started the day at 54-1 but were soon reduced to 106-6. Things could have been tricky but Ravichandran Aswin and Virat Kohli joined hands to stitch a 96 run stand. Kohli was looking solid and it seemed that he’ll end his drought of centuries. However, that was not the case to be as Moeen Ali trapped him plumb for 62.

The wickets were tumbling from the other end but Ravichandran Ashwin stood tall, continuing his love with the Chennai wicket. He toiled the English bowlers and stroked a magnificent hundred to take India to 286, setting England a target of 482 to win. Even though cricket is a game of uncertainty, this is just too much to expect. The pitch was turning square and against a quality spin attack, it was going to be very difficult for the England batsmen. The visitors cautiously started their innings but everyone knew that a wicket is just around the corner. And it came in the 8th over when Axar Patel trapped Dominic Sibley leg before.

Rory Burns was struggling and it was Ashwin who ended his misery. England sent Jack Leach as their night watchman, only to be dismissed for a first-ball duck. Joe Root then joined Daniel Lawrence and survived a close call for LBW in the last over of the day. The win is out of the equation and it’s just a matter of time before India level the 4 match series. Joe Root is still out there but how long can he resist on this venomous pitch? Well find out tomorrow.

 

 

India vs England: 2nd Test, Day 2 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 3

Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

If India dominated Day 1, they are bossing the game right now. Fair to say that the visitors are in the worst possible situation and only a miracle, or something even more powerful, can save them from the shambles. The wicket was difficult, no doubt, but it was disheartening to see a class side surrender so easily. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin deserves a standing ovation for his impeccable bowling that allowed him to pick his 29th fifer in Tests.

Ishant was exceptional, Axar Patel bowled with great control and Siraj once again proved that he’s grown rapidly as a bowler. It was a near perfect bowling performance that saw England bundled out for a mere 134 in reply to India’s 329.  Ishant set the tone early, getting Rory Burns out for a duck on the 3rd delivery of the inning. Ashwin started from the other end and it was evident that he’s going to prove a nightmare for the English batsmen.

The ball was turning square and England batsmen had no clue about it. He picked up his first wicket in the form of Dominic Sibley, who in an attempt to sweep Ashwin looped an easy catch to Virat Kohli at leg slip. One shot that earned Root heaps of runs in the last few Tests became the cause of this downfall in this match. But this was always coming. The turn and bounce was difficult to control and a sweep was a high risk shot, especially if you’re playing it against the spin. Root went for one, only to top edge an easy catch to Ravi Ashwin, handing Axar his maiden Test wicket. Daniel Lawrence then fell on the last ball of the 1st session.

The second session followed the same trend as the visitors crashed like a deck of cards. The pitch was turning but the apart from the wicket of Ben Stokes, none of the batsmen got out to obnoxious deliveries. Maybe, the deliveries earlier created doubts in their minds that led to false shots.

The lead was a massive one for India and the start they got would have crushed any hopes England had of making a comeback. India are 54-1, leading by 249 runs which already looks a winning total on this wicket. The hosts would look to bat for two more sessions and give England a target of over 400. With Rohit Sharma set and Kohli, Pant slated to come next, fans will be in for the treat.

 

 

India vs England: 2nd Test, Day 1 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 2

At 300-6 on a rank turner, India would be might happy with their performance on Day 1 of the second Test against England. The wicket was not easy to bat as the ball was turning square but a magnificent partnership between Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane helped India sail to a position of strength. Opting to bat, India got off to a worst possible start as Shubman Gill was adjudged LBW for a duck in the second Over. The wicket hardly had any impact on Rohit Sharma who looked in sublime form as got India off to a flier

With lunch approaching and India at 85-1, everyone thought that the hosts would run away with the game but England bounced back and dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in quick succession to get England back into the match. Rahane joined Rohit and hardly gave England a sniff as the duo torn apart the English bowling, stitching a magnificent 162 run stand in the process.

Just as we thought that India will bat England out of the match, twin wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane helped England claw back into the game. However, looking at the pitch, India already had a very good total on the board. Rishabh Pant came and played some brilliant shots to take India to 300-6 at the end of Day 1. Considering the surface, this is a massive score and if India can add another 50 runs, they’ll take a massive lead in the match.

 

India vs England, 2021 – 2nd Test, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction

To be fair, not many people would have expected England to play the way they did in the first Test. Yes, they did had a decent team, but against India in India on a spin friendly wicket, England were big underdogs. However, against all odds, they came out all guns blazing and thrashed India by a massive margin of 227 runs. Carrying on his red hot form, Joe smacked another double hundred, helping England post a mammoth 578 in the first inning. Not only Root, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes and the lower middle order also played pretty well. Indian bowlers looked off colour but the pitch also contributed to their miseries.

Now, what do we expect from the England batsmen in the next game? The kind of form Joe Root is in, India would be under serious pressure to chalk out a plan to get Root early. If they do so, they’ll definitely be ahead in the match. Players like Ben Stokes, Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns and Ollie Pope can also be dangerous but if Root fails, they too can crumble under pressure. Talking about their bowling, James Anderson will be very dangerous with the new ball. Also, the spinners Jack Leach and Dom Bess have proven that they can’t be taken lightly, no matter if they’re not that experienced.

There were a lot of expectations from the Indian batsmen but apart from Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara, everyone surrendered infront of some class English bowling. Now what’s next for India? They can’t afford to lose another match if they are to face New Zealand in the summit clash of the World Test Championship. We expect a much better performance from India in the next game. They were playing at home after a long time and it must have been difficult for the team to get used to the conditions. One match doesn’t make them a bad team and they’ve shown that they’re ready to fight till the last breath.

England were exceptional but it’ll be interesting to see whether or not they’ll be able to deliver back to back performances. As of now, we think that both teams are on par with each other in terms of quality but we’ll hand over the home advantage to India. The wicket will offer much more turn and England batsmen will have to work very hard to score.

Playing Combination

India 

Probable XI- Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar/Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav/Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

England 

Probable XI-

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope(wk), Moeen Ali, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Probable Top Performers

Joe Root – England captain has been in red hot form of late. He has two double hundreds and a magnificent 186 in his last three Tests. He looked very assures in the first test and is expected to be the nemesis of the Indian bowlers

Virat Kohli – Virat Kohli hasn’t scored a century since the last year but he’s one of the greatest batsmen going around in world cricket. If he gets going, then India will be very hard to beat

Cheteshwar Pujara – Cheteshwar Pujara played well in the first innings and looked good for a big one. He is a player that can dig in and play a long, long inning, something India can expect from him in the 2nd Test

Broadcast details

India-England Test series can be watched live on the Sony Network. For live streaming, tune in to SonyLiv mobile app

 

Probable winners

Even though India lost the first Test, they are expected to come back harder in the next match. They’ve not lost back to back in India since 2012. They have a very good team and if they can get Root early, they’ll be way ahead in the game. India are favourites for us

 

India vs England: 1st Test, Day 4 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 5

Rohit Sharma India. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India had a good start to Day 4 of the 1st Test vs England with Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin motoring along at good pace. The duo added 48 runs in 12 overs before a peach from Jack Leach drew curtains on a gritty knock from Ravichandran Ashwin. With not much quality to come, Sundar decided to up the ante and played some magnificent shots. The wickets kept on tumbling from the other end as the Indian innings folded out for 337, handing the visitors a massive lead of 241 runs and Washington Sunder left stranded unbeaten on 85.

England decided to bat again and lost Rory Burns to Ravichandran Ashwin on the first ball of the second innings. The bowlers were right on the money and didn’t allowed the English batsmen to run away with the game. Ashwin accounted for his second wicket of the day as Dominic Sibley played one straight into the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara at leg slip. Joe Root arrived and smacked the Indian bowlers to all corners in a blistering knock of 40 off just 32 deliveries. It was clear that England was looking to set a target that’s completely out of India’s reach but the wicket of Joe Root slowed down the rate of scoring.

Ollie Pope played some good shots but Dominic Bess and Jos Buttler struggled to hit those lusty blows. Ravichandran Ashwin cleaned up the tail, registering his 27th 5 wicket hall in the process as England were bowled out for 178. Chasing a target of 420, Indian openers started cautiously. However, Jack Leach got the better of Rohit Sharma with an unplayable delivery in the 5th over. Pujara joined Shubman Gill and the pair batted out the remaining overs as India ended the day at 39-1, still 381 runs behind the target.

 

India vs England: 1st Test, Day 3 – Review; Best Betting Odds for Day 4

Dom Bess. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Rishabh Pant’s flamboyance and Cheteshwar Pujara’s solidity lent some respectability to an otherwise disappointing performance with the willow by the Indian batsmen on Day 3 of the first Test against England at Chennai. While Pant scored a racing 88 ball 91, Pujara took his time, consuming 143 balls, and scored 73. Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin, both local boys, played out 17.2 overs as India ended the third Day with their scorecard reading 257/6.

Except for Pujara and Pant, the rest of the Indian batting line up came a cropper. The Indian opening partnership lasted just 3.3 overs, as Jofra Archer removed Rohit Sharma. Sharma played at a probing delivery from Archer just outside off stump and nicked the red cherry to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Shubman Gill dazzled in his brief 28 ball stay, before he chipped Archer straight to James Anderson at mid-on, and was dismissed for 29.

Virat Kohli made his awaited return back to the side, but the skipper’s return turned out to be a disappointing one. Kohli scratched around for 48 deliveries before Dom Bess dismissed him. Bess tossed the ball up, the ball spun in, Kohli went for a hard defensive prod, the ball took the inside edge and went straight to short leg. The skipper was dismissed for 11.

Ajinkya Rahane followed his skipper to the dressing room just 2 overs later, and a brilliant piece of fielding from skipper Joe Root brought about Rahane’s downfall. India’s vice-captain came down the track in a bid to clear the off-side field. But Root just flung himself to his left at the cover to pouch a stunner. Pant and Pujara kept England at bay for 24.1 overs, before Pujara was dismissed in an extremely unlucky fashion.

To a short delivery from Bess, India’s No.3 went for the pull, the ball ricocheted off the shoulder of the short leg fielder and went straight into the hands of mid-wicket. The final Indian wicket to fall in the day was Rishabh Pant. When he was just 9 runs short of a century, the left-hander went for an extravagant heave through the offside but spooned the cherry straight into the hands of cover.

As far as England are concerned, Dom Bess was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 4 wickets, giving away just 55 runs. In the morning session, England played 10.1 overs, and added 23 runs to their overnight total, to amass a mammoth score of 578 in their first innings. And, the visitors are in the driver’s seat at the end of Day 3, with India still trailing by 321 runs in the first innings.

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India vs England: 1st Test, Day 2 – Review; Best Bettings Odds for Day 3

Joe Root. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Joe Root scored a commanding double century as England took the honors for the second day in a row in the ongoing first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. India’s bowlers were made to toil hard on a slow and flat track as England’s batsmen led by their in-form skipper made merry.

Starting the day on 263 for 3, England were on 555 for 8 at stumps on day two. Root and Ben Stokes started the proceedings with the bat on the second day and overcame everything that India threw at them in the opening session. Stokes was occasionally troubled by India’s spinners but remained firm while Root looked comfortable throughout his knock.

By the time lunch was called, the duo had added 92 runs to England’s overnight score. India finally tasted success in the second session when Stokes miscued a Shahbaz Nadeem delivery to depart for 82. But that dismissal did not bring any respite for the hosts as Root and Ollie Pope kept piling on the misery.

Root, who had started the day on 128, went on to complete his double century in style when he hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a maximum. He and Pope added 86 runs for the fifth wicket before departing in quick succession to leave England on 477 for 6 from 473 for 4. But just when it looked like India would claw their way back into the game, Jos Buttler and Dom Bess steadied the ship for the tourists.

The duo put on a 48-run stand to take the score past the 500-run mark and ensured that their team did not let such a strong position slip. Ishant Sharma then provided India with some much-needed breakthroughs by castling Buttler and Jofra Archer on consecutive deliveries.

The tiring home side could have wrapped up the innings late in the day but for a horrible dropped catch by Rohit Sharma to reprieve Bess. Bess and Jack Leach kept frustrating India and added 30 more runs before the day’s action came to an end.

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India vs England – 1st Test: Day 1, Review – Best Betting Odds for Day 2

Joe Root. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The much-awaited four-match series between India and England went underway at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday. After the visitors won the toss on a track that seemed to have little in it for the bowlers, England got off to a healthy start with both the openers – Dom Sibley and Rory Burns – looking settled during their 63-run partnership for the opening wicket.

Just when it seemed that England might be able to pull off a wicket-less session, an ambitious reverse sweep from Rory Burns off Ravichandran Ashwin brought the first success for India. Skipper Virat Kohli’s plan of introducing Jasprit Bumrah to build pressure on the new man Dan Lawrence paid dividends too, as the pacer pinned him leg before for a duck, with one that shaped into him before hitting him on the pads.

While the twin strikes towards the end of the first session gave India a reason to celebrate, what followed in the day quite did not. Playing his 100th Test match, and returning after an extremely eventful series against Sri Lanka, Joe Root managed to carry the same form into this series as he, alongside a patient Dom Sibley at the other end, stitched a 200-run partnership for the third wicket, which lasted 390 balls.

Root went on to register his 3rd ton in a row after India had to endure a wicket-less second session. Facing as many as 286 deliveries for his 87, which included 12 fours, Sibley ensured that he made India toil hard in the hot and humid conditions of Chennai. India’s quest for a wicket finally came true in the last over of the day, when Jasprit Bumrah pinned Sibley leg before bringing his patient outing to a close. Joe Root stood unbeaten on 127, as England went to stumps 263/3.

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India vs England, 2021 – 1st Test, Preview: Best Betting Odds and Winner Prediction]

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England are coming back from a magnificent series vs Sri Lanka but against India in India, they’ll need an extraordinary effort to compete, let alone win it. England rests their hopes on Joe Root who’s in scintillating form of late. Players like Rory Burns, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are back in the England squad and will add to their strength. However, you’d feel that if India can get Root early, England will be in big trouble.

For India, they’re a beast side in their home conditions. They’ve not lost a Test series since 2012 at home and will fancy their chances against this England team. In Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, India have one of the best batting line ups going around in Test cricket. Even though the visitors have a quality pace attack, the duo of Dominic Bess and Jack Leach will have to play a major role if England have to pull off an upset win.

Playing Combinations

India

Probable XI

Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli©, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(wk), Axar Patel/Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma/Mohammed Siraj

England

Probable XI

Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Ollie Pope/Dominic Bess, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – Not much need to be said about the class of Virat Kohli. Often termed as the run machine, Kohli has been in fine form of late. He has been the highest run-scorer for India in their last two Test series vs England.

Joe Root – Another player to watch out will be the English skipper, Joe Root. He’s coming back from a magnificent series against Sri Lanka where he top-scored for England with 426 runs in 2 games including two massive hundreds. Root has six 50+ scores in his last six Tests in India and will look to continue his good run in the subcontinent.

Ravichandran Ashwin – Ashwin was the star of India’s emphatic series win in Australia. He looks to be at the top of his game and on a spin-friendly wicket in Chennai, he’ll be an asset for India.

Broadcast Details

Fans in India will be able to watch the India-England Test series on the Star Sports Network. For online streaming of the match, you can tune in to the Disney Hotstar app.

Probable winners

Looking at India’s record at home, they’re the firm favourites to win the match. They have a quality batting line up which is backed by a top-class bowling unit. England batsmen are known to struggle against the spinners and India have three of them to trouble the Root and Co.

 

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