Looking to do away with the poor travellers’ tag, India will leave no stone unturned when they take on England in the first Test of the five-match rubber starting on Wednesday in Birmingham. Booming with confidence, top-ranked India will start as the favourites despite not having a very favourable record in English conditions. On the other hand, England would be desperate to arrest the recent slide at home when the two teams lock horns in an intense battle at the historic Edgbaston. Also Read - As Captain, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Never Supported Me The Way Sourav Ganguly Did: Yuvraj Singh
The English side will be celebrating its 1000th Test, and it will be up to world No.1 India to spoil the home party. India last won a Test series in England in 2007 under Rahul Dravid, and it will be no easy task ahead of the Virat Kohli-led side to duplicate that feat. Also Read - Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Donate an Undisclosed Amount to PM-CARES Joining India's Fight Against Coronavirus
Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India failed in 2011 and 2014, losing by heavy 4-0 and 3-1 margins, respectively. In fact, India have only won six out of the 57 matches on English soil. Also Read - India's Tour of Australia 2020 in Jeopardy as Australia Government Imposes Six Months Travel Ban
England’s Test form coming into this series is also a cause for concern. Since September 2017, England have only won one out of nine Tests against Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
India v/s England 1st Test: When and where to watch
When will the India v/s England first test match be played?
The India v/s England first test match will take place from August 1 to August 5.
Where will India v/s England first Test match be played?
The India v/s England 1st Test match will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
What time does the India v/s England 1st test match begin (IST)?
The day’s play at India v/s England 1st Test match will begin at 3:30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 3:00 pm IST on Wednesday, August 1.
How and where to watch online India v/s England 1st Test live streaming?
The India vs England 1st Test match live streaming will be available on Sony Liv app and sonyliv.com website.
Where to watch India v/s England first test match live on TV in India?
The India v/s England 1st Test match will be live on Sony Six, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD TV channels.
India vs England 1st Test – Likely Playing XIs
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.
England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.