First test match of India vs England of 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship is set to begin on August 4th 2021. India will start their second World Test Championship (WTC) against England. This five-series test match scheduled to finish on 14th September 2021 has a lot of hopes and dreams aligned to it.
With this the wait will be over for the Indian fans. A chance to make history learning from past errors. When India tour England back in 2018 they won a single match and lost the remaining four to England.
All-rounder performance from Sam Curran earned him a total of 272 runs and the 11 wickets he took made all the difference.
Although this time around the same concern lingers. Will it be tough for India to face England with their batsmen condition?
World Test Championship (WTC) 2021, India Vs England
During this 2nd WTC campaign, both of the teams get a chance to win 60 points in total.
Win: 12 points
Draw: 4 points
Tie: 6 points
These are according to the new rules set by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
India tour England 2021.
To avoid ending in a precarious situation towards the end of the tournament. Both team will probably try their best to take a lead in the WTC table from the start.
Let’s take a look at both teams’ scoreboards.
Total Test in 2021: 7
Among which India secured 7 wins, lost 2 matches and one draw. India was able to defeat England, their opponent of WTC 2021. But lost with New Zealand’s on the finals.
Total Test in 2021: 8
Among which England secured 3 wins, lost 4 matches and one draw. England lost to New Zealand, the winners by the margin of 0-1.
Looking at the scoreboard both teams look ready to avenge the series of losses. India reminiscing about the 2018 tour. While England on the other hand will strike back at this year’s defeats.
Schedule India Vs England, 2021
|4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|
England Squad for First and Second Test
Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood
India Squad for the WTC 2021
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav
Betting Tips for India vs England 2021
No doubt fans will have their money riding on their favorite team. But to make great predictions one needs to gather every possible information on the key players of this year.
India Vs England Key players
Joe Root (England)
We start from none other than England’s captain. Right-hand batsman has had quite the scoreboard this year. A total of 891 runs scoring 2 double centuries in foreign conditions. He is likely to make a big contribution to the team in the upcoming match as well.
Ben Stokes (England)
On second count we have star all-rounder for England. In 2018 tour, the man knocked out 14 wickets at an average of 29.14 also scored 200 runs. So, no doubt he will be the main man for England in the both bat and ball.
James Anderson (England)
In today’s cricket scene, James Anderson is by far the best swinger with lethal tactics. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see James and Virat go against each other? In the past, he has proved his swinging skills with 24 wickets at a splendid average of 18.12.
Virat Kohli (India)
Although losing the four matches to England was devasting for India. Virat did leave an impression and little something to hold on for his fans. In both teams, he was the only batsman to score above 500.
Rishab Pant (India)
This year X-factor player Rishab Pant can change the course of the five-test series. With a century scoring history, the wicket-keeper is likely to maintain his form in swinging conditions.
Ishant Sharma (India)
Among the skilled pacer in India, Ishant holds an experience of over 100 test matches so far. This will make him the mentor and guide to his teammates. It will be his fourth tour of England.
England vs India Test Series Prediction
As England is playing in home setting, they have a direct advantage over India. So, chances are the scoreboard will be in the favor of England. Although we are expecting to see a huge comeback from India. In the betting odds, England has been a big favorites to make wins on home soil. But we can’t overlook their defeat with New Zealand.