ENG vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips and Playing 11 Updates for 1st Test

Despite scares from the Rain Gods, the India-England Test series is expected to be a high-intensity affair, starting from August 4.

ENG vs IND Dream11

The first Test match between England and India will take place between August 4 and August 8, 2021, at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The game will kickstart from 11:00 AM local time – 3:30 PM (IST) onwards and will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv.

Team England

England Test team
England Test team

Joe Root’s men suffered an embarrassing 0-1 defeat in their last home assignment against the Kiwis. However, they lacked the services of many of their regular Test-playing cricketers and as a result, they had announced a full-strength side for the five matches against India. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has recently announced an indefinite break from cricket to prioritise his mental health.

Team India

Indian Test Team
Indian Test Team

The Indian Test side is coming to this much-awaited series after losing the all-important ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final against New Zealand. Moreover, they have suffered an exclusion of some of their key players which include the likes of Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan and Mayank Agarwal. The Virat Kohli-led side will be in a serious dilemma while choosing the opening partner of Rohit Sharma due to the unavailability of Gill and Agarwal.

Let’s look at our fantasy 11 predictions for this clash and here are the top picks for ENG vs IND.

Match Details

  • Date: August 4-8, 2021
  • Time: 3:30 PM (IST) onwards 
  • Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Squads

England

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler (WK), Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Craig Overton, Sam Curran, Jack Leach, Dominic Bess, Ollie Pope, Haseeb Hameed

India

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Mayank Agarwal

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 126
  • ENG won: 48
  • IND won: 29
  • Drawn: 49
  • Tied: 0

Possible Playing XIs

England’s Playing XI

  • Rory Burns
  • Dom Sibley
  • Zak Crawley
  • Joe Root (C)
  • Ollie Pope/Dan Lawrence
  • Jonny Bairstow/Jos Buttler (WK)
  • Ollie Robinson/Sam Curran
  • Mark Wood
  • Stuart Broad
  • James Anderson
  • Jack Leach

India’s Playing XI

  • Rohit Sharma
  • KL Rahul
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Rishabh Pant (WK)
  • Hanuma Vihari/Ravindra Jadeja
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammed Siraj/Ishant Sharma

 Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy captain for ENG vs IND:

  • Joe Root
  • Virat Kohli
  • James Anderson

Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Vice-Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy vice-captain for ENG vs IND:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Sam Curran
  • Rishabh Pant

Dream11 Fantasy Team 1

ENG vs IND Dream11

Wicket-keepers:

  • Jos Buttler
  • Rishabh Pant

Batsmen:

  • Joe Root (C)
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rohit Sharma (VC)

All-rounders:

  • Sam Curran
  • Ravi Ashwin

Bowlers:

  • Mark Wood
  • James Anderson
  • Mohammed Shami

Dream11 Fantasy Team 2

ENG vs IND Dream11

Wicket-keeper:

  • Rishabh Pant

Batsmen:

  • Zak Crawley
  • Joe Root
  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Rohit Sharma

All-rounder:

  • Sam Curran (VC)

Bowlers:

  • Mark Wood
  • James Anderson
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammed Shami

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