IND vs ENG: 8 players to watch in the Test series

IND vs ENG: 8 players to watch in the Test series
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IND vs ENG: The first match of the five-match Test series between the two teams will be played in Hyderabad from January 25.

IND vs ENG: The much-anticipated series after the Ashes in the ICC Test Championship 2023-25 cycle is set to begin between India and England. From January 25, Team India is ready to recover imposition from the English team in its own home. Fans are eagerly awaiting this Test Series between the two top Test sides, expecting a thrilling encounter. The first Test match is going to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

In this battle of Tests, Both teams boast their best and most balanced squads for this Test battle. In this article, we will look at 7 players from both teams in the Test series between India vs England who are likely to draw the most attention.

Rohit Sharma

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma is now ready to make a big impact in the home Test series against the English team. Hitman Rohit Sharma would like to showcase his full skills in this Test series from as a captain to a batsman. Fans also have high expectations from this legendary player to score runs. Rohit Sharma, who has scored 3737 runs in 54 Tests for India, has also done well against England.
He has played 9 Test matches against this team so far, scoring 747 runs at an average of 49.80.
Which includes 2 centuries.

Ben Stokes

Captain Ben Stokes has played a crucial role in transforming the game of the England team in Test cricket. England has been playing a different style of cricket since Ben Stokes was appointed the captain.
Ben Stokes has also impacted with his batting and strategy. Now Stokes would intend to lead his team to success in India as well. In addition, the English captain himself will look to showcase his prowess as a batsman.

Virat Kohli

Whenever Team India comes out to play in a series or tournament, mentioning the run machine Virat Kohli is inevitable. This legendary batsman of India is considered the best across all formats in world cricket. Virat Kohli is now desperate to play in the home series against England. Known as ‘King Kohli’ he also holds high expectations in the 5-match Test series against England. Virat Kohli has scored 8848 runs in 113 Tests out of those he played 28 Test matches against England so far, scoring 1991 runs at an average of 42.36.

James Anderson

England cricket team’s legendary fast bowler James Anderson seems to be at the end of his career. James Anderson is 41 years old, but he is still the main pillar of England’s bowling attack. The veteran, who has taken 690 wickets in 183 Test matches, is once again ready for another tour of India. Even though India will have spin track wickets, this bowler has achieved his mastery in every corner of the world, which makes him a significant asset for the England team. India has been a formidable opposition for James Anderson, in 35 Tests against India, he has taken 139 wickets with an excellent average of 24.89.

Joe Root

One of the consistent and greatest batsmen in the England team, Joe Root has been a special batsman in Test cricket for the last several years. Joe Root is a reliable and a guaranteed performer in the Test format for his team. He may fail in the rest of the format but has done well in the test. Joe Root has often performed brilliantly against India, he has so far scored 11416 runs in 135 Test matches for England. Root has tremendous roots against India, managed to score 2526 runs in 25 Tests against Team India at an average of 63.15, including 9 centuries.

R Ashwin

Team India’s maestro spinner R Ashwin holds all the responsibility of spin bowling whenever it comes to Test matches in India. India’s most successful off-spin bowler R Ashwin has been shouldering this responsibility for more than a decade. Ashwin has played 95 Test matches for India so far, in which he has claimed 490 wickets. This great spin bowler can outsmart foreign batsmen and make them struggle a lot on India’s wicket. In such a situation, there are great expectations from him against England too. He has taken 88 wickets in 19 Tests against the English team at an average of 28.59.

Ravindra Jadeja

In the last few years in the Indian cricket team, the stature of Ravindra Jadeja, who has been R Ashwin’s special partner in spin bowling, has become essential. This all-rounder has performed very impressively in both batting and bowling. He has played exceptionally well with his spin in Test matches in India. He has scored 2804 runs in 68 Tests so far and has also taken 278 wickets. In the Test matches against England, he has scored 799 runs and 51 wickets in 16 Tests.

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