Fantasy TipsIndia vs England 2021

India vs England 2021: 1st Test- Fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top Fantasy Picks

The much anticipated first Test between India and England begins on February 5 (Friday) at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Ahead of the big test match we bring you all the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top fantasy picks, and much more.

Match Timings: 9:30 am IST

Venue: Chepauk, Chennai

Match Preview

Both India and England are coming on the back of historic wins in Australia and Sri Lanka respectively. The Asian giants defied the odds and won the series by 2-1 Down under whereas England whitewashed Sri Lanka. It is expected to be a mouth-watering contest when the two sides clash in Chennai.

Head To Head

Overall- 122 matches

England won- 26

India won- 47

Weather Forecast

Typical bright and sunny conditions will greet the players during all 5 days of the Test at Chennai.

Average First Innings 

Around 300 runs-350 runs

Injury and Availability News

Virat Kohli is all set to return after a break along with Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya for the Test series against England.

For England, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are also making a comeback after being rested for the Sri Lanka series.

India vs England- Fantasy Tips

Predicted XI

India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli ©, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj/ Kuldeep Yadav

England: Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler (WK), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, James Anderson/ Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Jake Leech, Dom Bess

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India vs England – Top Fantasy Picks 

Joe Root: The England series had a dream series with the bat against Sri Lanka and is again expected to score runs in similar conditions. Root is a must in your fantasy side as he is in ominous touch and loves batting in the subcontinent.

Ben Stokes: The star all-rounder of England returns for the big series against India. Stokes is a game-changer with both bat and ball which is why he should be one of the first picks in your fantasy side.

Ravichandran Ashwin: The great off-spinner will be played at his hometown which will surely intimidate the England side. He looked in brilliant rhythm against Australia and will be now aiming to pick heaps of wickets again in home conditions.

Rohit Sharma: The Indian opening batsman hardly puts a foot wrong when he bats in Tests in home conditions. Rohit has a stellar record at home which he will be aiming to continue in the big Test series against England.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

Captain: R. Ashwin

Vice-Captain: Joe Root

Fantasy 11 Team

Wicket-Keeper – Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler

Batsmen –Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Joe Root, Virat Kohli

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes

Bowlers –R. Ashwin, Jake Leech, Anderson, Bumrah

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