India will come into this game with a slight advantage over the host;s as they outperformed them convincingly with bat and ball in the first test if you exclude the last wicket stand between James Anderson and Joe Root. The match will begin with the clouds of uncertainty of recent spat between Anderson and Jadeja and the pending decision of the same.
India has only won one test on this venue and their main aim would be to replicate the performance of Kapil Dev’s team and get off the mark in this series. they nearly had the host’s in their grab but as he has done on so many occasions, Dhoni just couldn’t manage to hold on the advantage that the team had built. Signs are looking promising for the indian team and the test might just prove to be the start of a good series for the Indian team.
The 1st Test is scheduled for an 11 pm BST (3.30 pm IST, 6 am ET) start with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD1 in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India here. Catch the action in the UK on Sky Sports 2, with the option to live stream here. Viewers in the US can watch the game on ESPN 3 with the option to catch the action live online here.