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Cricket News : India to face England in first Test in Chennai

India’s historic win at the Gabba will be remembered for years and for obvious reasons that Rahane & Co. emerged out the only team in 33 years at this venue, which could beat hosts Australia in their own backyard. After this remarkable win, favorites team India are all set to face England in the four-match Test series. With top names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ishant Sharma back in the Indian squad, India’s hopes of winning the series and making it to Lord’s in World Test Championship Final are pretty high. Further, with the inclusion of Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill and Rishab Pant make it a rock-solid arsenal for Kohli’s men to compete against the English side. When it comes to England, they are coming into this series following a 2-0 victory in Sri Lanka, and conditions somehow would have prepared them to face India, which is one of the best sides in the world when talking of Test cricket. Also, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided on a policy to rotate its multi-format players to keep them fresh and ensure their physical and mental well-being and as a part of this policy, Jonny Bairstow has been rested for the first two Tests of the series after playing the recent series in Sri Lanka while dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler will go home after the first Test against India. Speedster Mark Wood and left-handed all-rounder Sam Curran will miss at least the first two Tests. While some experts hail this new ECB policy, others say that best of the squad should be sent to face a tough team like India.

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  • Released : 04-Feb-2021

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