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Ishant Sharma finds a place in India playing 11 while Nadeem gets a game thanks to Patel's injury. Check IND vs ENG playing 11, head to head details here

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Check India vs England 1st Test playing 11 and head-to-head stats here
For India, veteran pacer Ishant Sharma and seasoned left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem are back in the playing 11 along with regular skipper Virat Kohli who is back from paternity break.

India has made four changes in its India playing 11 from its previous match as England won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against India at the M A Chidambaram stadium, Chennai on Friday.
For India, veteran pacer and seasoned left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem are back in the playing 11 along with regular skipper who is back from paternity break.

Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, and Rory Burns returned to the side after missing the series in Sri Lanka while Zak Crawley misses out due to injury. England picked over in the eleven.

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Root is playing the 100th Test match of his career after having made his debut during the series against India in 2012.

1st Test playing 11
India: (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishab Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.

England: (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, (wk), Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Jack Leach.

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Will crowds be allowed for IND vs ENG 1st Test?
The first Test will be played behind closed doors, while the second Test will have 50 per cent crowd in attendance, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary confirmed on Tuesday.



  • Overall: 122
  • India won: 26
  • England won: 47
  • Draw: 49
  • Tied: 0 
head-to-head in India (Tests)
  • Total matches played: 60
  • India won: 19
  • England won: 13
  • Drawn: 28
IND vs ENG head-to-head in Chennai

India and England have faced each other in 9 Test matches at 'Chepauk', with the hosts registering five wins and England winning three matches. The Test match in 1982 ended in a draw.

ICC World Test Championship

The India vs England 4-match Test series is also a part of (WTC). Both the teams are fighting for a finals spot in the WTC, scheduled to take place on June 18-22 at the Lord's cricket ground.

New Zealand on Tuesday had become the first team to qualify for the inaugural ICC WTC final as the Test series between Australia and South Africa was postponed. The Kiwis will now be joined by either India, England or Australia in the WTC finals.

Check ICC Test championship latest news, schedule and points table here

Here are the squads of both the teams:

India squad for 1st and 2nd Tests: (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar,
England squad for 1st and 2nd Tests: Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler(only for 1st Test), Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

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First Published: Thu, February 04 2021. 13:18 IST