Every cricket lover is eagerly waiting for the Test series between India and England. There is going to be an exciting clash between the two teams from 5 February in Chennai. Team India is in excellent form after beating Australia in their home Test series 2-1 and Virat Kohli’s return will increase his strength even more. Team India is preparing fiercely for the first Test match in Chennai.
Talking about India, it has not lost a Test series on its soil for the last 9 years. After losing the Test series to England in 2012, India has won all the Test series on its soil so far. It will be a big challenge for England to stop this victory chariot of India. India’s batsmen and bowlers become more dangerous in their home. Let’s take a look at which 4 Indian players can prove to be match winners in the first Test match against England.
With the return of captain Virat Kohli, the strength of the Indian cricket team will increase even more Virat Kohli can prove to be a match winner in the first Test match against England. Last year, Kohli did not score a century from his bat and he is hungry for runs. In such a situation, Kohli can prove to be a big threat to England. Virat Kohli could play only one match during the Test series played against India and Australia. After the first match, Virat Kohli returned back home and now he will lead the Indian cricket team in the series against England.
Team India’s ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma can also prove to be a match winner for India in Chennai Test. Although Rohit Sharma could not play any big innings on the tour of Australia, but his bat against England is ready to spew fire. Rohit Sharma becomes even more dangerous in India. Rohit Sharma started playing as a Test opener in the series played in India against South Africa last year. Rohit Sharma had a great performance in that series. Hitman had scored three centuries in that Test series including a double century. In the three-Test series, Rohit scored the highest 529 runs and won the Man of the Series award. Rohit has so far batted in a total of 20 innings on Indian grounds, in which he scored 1385 runs. Rohit Sharma has also scored a total of 6 centuries and 5 half-centuries in India.
Rishabh Pant, who helped India win a historic series by playing an unbeaten 89 in the decisive Test match played against Australia in Brisbane, will also have their eyes on. Rishabh Pant won the hearts of all with his excellent batting on the tour of Australia and he would like to continue his excellent form against England. India’s pitches will be very good for Rishabh Pant and he can loot runs. Rishabh Pant needs some improvement in wicketkeeping, but in batting, he can prove to be a match winner for India in Chennai.
Indian cricket team’s star off-spinner bowler Ravichandran Ashwin can also become a match winner for India in Chennai. The first two Test matches will be played in Chennai, whose pitch helps the spinners. Interestingly, Chennai is also home to Ashwin, where he has played a lot of cricket. In such a situation, it is going to be very difficult for the England batsmen to deal with Ashwin. Recently, in the Test series played in Sri Lanka, the English batsmen were very much attracted to their spin by the Sri Lankan spin bowlers. Although he won the series. It is expected that England batsmen may get caught in Ashwin’s spin trap.