New Delhi. The toughest four months of Virat Kohli’s captaincy career will begin at Trentbridge in Nottingham on Wednesday when his decision to pick the perfect Indian team combination for the first Test of the five-Test series against England will begin. Strategy will be tested. Kohli had announced the playing XI for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand a few days before the match and faced criticism for not respecting the conditions. Kohli will have to do a lot of thinking to balance the team on Wednesday. India’s lower order is very long, which fails to score most of the runs.
Questions were raised about Kohli’s captaincy on the last tour of England, when he picked Kuldeep Yadav in the team on a grass-filled pitch at Lord’s. Similarly, despite cloudy skies, he picked Ravindra Jadeja to strengthen the batting and did not get enough bowling from him later. India have demolished the opposing teams in spin-friendly conditions on home soil. But if we talk about the performance of the team in England, then the team has lost 11 out of 14 Tests in the last three tours and during this time Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain in two series.
Kohli was part of the team in the 2014 series when India lost 1-3 and at that time the vice-captain of the team had failed miserably with the bat. Kohli returned more committed in 2018 and scored a lot but poor team selection at Lord’s and poor batting in a season at Southampton led India to a 1-4 loss. The Indian team will once again face the challenge of facing James Anderson and Stuart Broad with Duke balls. On the grassy pitch of Trent Bridge, the path of Kohli and the top order will not be easy.
What time will India vs England 1st test match start?
India vs England 1st Test match will be held from Wednesday (August 4) to Sunday (August 8). The match will start at 3.30 pm Indian time. The toss will take place at 3.00 pm.
Where will the India vs England 1st Test be held?
India vs England 1st Test will be held at Trent Bridge Stadium in Nottingham, UK.
Which channel will broadcast India vs England 1st test live telecast in India?
India vs England 1st Test will be telecast live in India on Sony Six, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 4.
How to watch live streaming of India vs England 1st Test in India?
India vs England 1st Test will be live-streamed in India on SonyLIV website, app and JIOTV.
The two teams are as follows:
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul , Wriddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav.
England: Joe Root (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Jack Crowley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dane Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Mark Wood .