In the first Test between India and England (IND vs ENG), England won the toss and elected to bat first.
Chennai, February 5: In the first Test between India and England (IND vs ENG), England won the toss and elected to bat first. The Indian team has two spinners, Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar. This is the 100th Test for England captain Joe Root.
– BCCI (CCBCCI) February 5, 2021
The four-match Test series between India and England has started in Chennai. After a historic performance in Australia, India are now ready to be challenged by England at home. After a fast pitch in Australia, India now want to play on a slow pitch on red soil at home. This pitch will start helping the spinners from the third day.
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Even before the start of the first Test, Team India has suffered a setback. India’s all-rounder Aksar Patel has been ruled out of the Chennai Test due to injury. Akshar’s left knee is injured. Akshar Patel was included in the Indian Test team for the first time. He was expected to play in the final 11 of the Chennai Test. However, his Test debut has been delayed due to injury. Earlier, a key player of Team India was also injured during the tour of Australia. Now another player has suffered an injury on the first day of the new series.
Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubhaman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Oli Pep, Ben Stokes, Joss Butler (wicketkeeper), Joffra Archer, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach