In the India vs England first Test match, England captai Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as Chepauk Stadium, Chennai on Friday. Left arm spinner Axar Patel rulled out of first Test over injury and Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar were added to the squad.
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Indian cricket team who is high on confidence after a dramatic series win in Australia would look to put up yet another spirited show on its home soil and register a place in ICC world Test Championship (WTC) final. With New Zealand already qualified for the final of inaugural edition of WTC, the second team will be either of India, England and Australia. Currently, India is at the top of the ICC WTC points table followed by New Zealand, England and Australia.
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ICC WTC final qualification scenarios
India cricket team
To book its place in the WTC finals scheduled to take place from June 18-22, India will have to win the series against England by 2-1, 2-0, 3-1, 3-0, or 4-0, margin.
England cricket team
For England to qualify and join New Zealand, it will have to win the series against India by 3-1, 3-0, or 4-0 margin
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Know about India vs England 1st Test live telecast, streaming and live toss timings here:When will the first India vs England Test be played?
The first IND vs ENG Test will begin on February 5, Friday.
Where will first ENG vs IND Test will be played?
The venue for the first England vs India Test is MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Why MA Chidambaram Stadium is also known as Chepauk Stadium?
The stadium is also known as Chepauk Stadium as it is located in the area called Chepauk.
What will be the match timings for the first Test match between India and England?
The 1st test match between the Indian cricket team and the Australian cricket team will begin at 9:30 am IST or 4:00 am GMT.
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At what time will the IND vs ENG 1st Test live toss take place?
The India vs England live toss for the 1st test between the Virat Kohli and Joe Root will take place 30 minutes before the scheduled start of play that is 9:00 am IST or 3:30 am GMT.
Which TV channels will telecast the IND vs ENG cricket match live in India?
The England vs India 1st Test will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD, Star Sports 2 HD/SD with English commentary, while Star Sports Hindi will telecast it live in Hindi language.
How to live stream the India vs England 1st Test in India?
The live streaming of India vs England 1st Test will be available on Disney+Hotstar in five languages.
How to watch India vs England 1st Test free in India?
Doordarshan will not live telecast the ENG vs IND Test matches.