IND vs ENG 1st Test Pitch Report: The 5-match Test series between India and England is going to start from January 25. Both the teams will face each other in the first match of the series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. No test match will be played on this ground after 5 years. In such a situation, let us know who is going to get the most help from the pitch this time.
Who rules the Hyderabad pitch?
The pitch of Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium will help both the batsmen and bowlers. But here the dominance of spinners will be seen. This pitch will prove to be more helpful for the spinners. The pitch here is said to be quite dry. In such a situation, as the game progresses, the ball will definitely take more turns. England have included 3 spinners in their playing 11 for this match. At the same time, Rohit has also indicated that he will go with three spinners.
Team India’s dominance in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
A Test match is being held at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad after 5 years. The last Test match was played between India and West Indies in the year 2018, which India won by 10 wickets. So far 5 test matches have been played on this ground. Out of these, Team India has won 4 matches and 1 match has been a draw. Out of these 4 matches, India has won 2 matches by innings margin and once won the match by 10 wickets. R Ashwin has been the most successful bowler on this ground. He has taken 27 wickets in 4 test matches. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja has taken 15 wickets in 3 matches.
India-England head-to-head statistics in Tests
India and England have played 131 test matches so far. During this period, England has won 50 matches. At the same time, Team India has defeated England in 31 matches. Apart from this, 50 tests have been drawn. On the other hand, the teams of India and England have faced each other 64 times on Indian soil. During this period, India has won 22 matches and England has won 14 matches and 28 matches have been drawn.
India has not lost any test series in 11 years
Team India lost its last Test series at home against England in December 2012. After this, Team India has played 16 test series in India and won all of them. Let us tell you that Team India is on top in terms of winning the most number of consecutive Test series at home. Apart from India, no team has been able to win more than 10 consecutive Test series at home.
England’s playing 11 for the first test match:
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Fox, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Jack Leach.
Team India’s squad for the first two tests
Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav. , Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar and Avesh Khan.
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