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India’s Predicted XI For First Two Tests Against England

India’s Predicted XI For First Two Tests Against England
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England will tour India between February 5 to March 28 for four Tests, five T20Is, and three ODIs. Chennai will host the first two Tests. The final two Tests will be played at the newly built stadium in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad will host the T20I series followed by Pune for the ODI series.

The first Test will be played from February 5-9, while the second Test from 13-17. India will high on confidence after their historic win Down Under beating Australia 2-1 in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The youngsters stood up in the absence of senior cricketers to do the unimaginable. The likes of Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, T Natarajan did a commendable job against a formidable side. 

However, it will be interesting to see how the management reacts when the senior cricketers return from injury to take their spot back in the playing XI. In this article, we will try to figure out India’s predicted XI for the first two Tests. 

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Here is India’s Predicted XI For the First Two Tests vs England:

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma-India Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 44 by Nathan Lyon. Photo Credit: (Getty Images)

The Indian white-ball opener made the most of the opportunity he got in the last two Tests vs Australia. he scored 129 runs from two matches including a fifty. He added 70 plus runs for the first wicket in both the innings of The Gabba Test.

With India needing an experienced opener at the top, Rohit Sharma fits the bill. He will open the batting alongside Shubman Gill.

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