International cricket in India will kick start from February 5 with India vs England 2021 series. England will play the four-Test series against India. The First Test will be played in Chennai. Both the teams are high on confidence as India and England won their series against Australia and Sri Lanka respectively.
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England had won the last Test series against India in 2018 in England. While India had clean sweep England in Test Series when last time England team tour of India in 2016/17. It will be an interesting series between Ind vs. Eng 2021. There will be a great contest between bat and ball. Now, we look at the five players from the series.
India vs England 2021: Players to look out for in Test Series
- Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli who failed to perform as per his standard in 2020, will be looking to start the season with a bang. He had scored only 431 runs in 9 innings without hitting a hundred in ODIs in 2020. This was the first time since his debut that he didn’t hit a single century in a calendar year in any format of Cricket. Now, Virat Kohli will look to bounce back as he always does.
- Ben Stoke: Ben Stokes who was not part of the England Test squad in Sri Lanka, is another big series player. Ben Stokes has enough experience of Indian pitches as he is playing IPL for many years. Ben Stokes can turn the game with his batting and bowling. Chennai’s pitch may suit his bowling style.
- Joe Root: Joe Root smashed 426 runs in just four innings against Srilanka in the recent Test Series. He is looking in insane form and will like to carry his form against India also. He has scored two hundred with an average of 106.50. It will be interesting to see how he performs against the quality bowling attack of India. However, Root has a good average of 56.84 in 16 test matches against India in India. (source)
- Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant who was one of the main contributors to India’s historic series win over Australia in Australia, is one of the players to watch out for in the India vs England 2021 Test series. Pant has played some memorial innings during Australia Tour from a tough inning of 97 runs to save the match in the 2nd test in Sydney to match-winning 89 runs in the final test in Brisbane. He will look to play with positive intent as he did against Australia. Last time, when these two sides met in England, Rishabh had also scored a century in tough conditions.
- Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill impressed everyone in his debut Test series in Australia. Shubman Gill has scored 259 runs with the help of two fifties in 6 innings against Australia. His 91 runs knock in the 4th inning of the final test at Gabba was the most impressive knock so far. It will be interesting to see how he approaches his game against England.
For which player are you excited to see in India vs England 2021 Test series??