ENGLAND TOUR OF INDIA 2021
England Tour of India 2021: Teams ready for battle
Cricketers and cricket enthusiasts will have quite a busy season of cricket as it is pouring cricket everywhere. A few months ago, the Indian Premier League got over. The Indian national team is currently playing Australia in Australia with just a test match left due to finish in the following days. India next plays the English boys in February on their home soil, which features a grand itinerary. This series features nearly two straight months of cricket played across all three formats.
The biggest concern that India faces right now is the growing list of injured players. The team is full of injuries as they play the Australian side. Many key players, including KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, and Ishant Sharma are injured and many among them are uncertain for the series against England which starts on February 5th.
On the other hand, England last played against South Africa where they managed to whitewash them 3-0 in the T20I series played in South Africa. They are due to play 2 Tests against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka that begins on January 14th. They currently sit at the fourth position in the World Test Championship Table and are in phenomenal form. They would definitely give a solid tussle to India and it would be an exciting series to watch.
FORMAT OF THE TOURNAMENT
The India vs England series kicks off with Tests, followed by T20Is, and ODIs.
Tests- There will be a total of 4 test matches between India and England. The opening two tests will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The final two tests will be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
T20Is- There will be a total of 5 T20Is between India and England. All five T20Is will be conducted at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
ODIs- There will be a total of 3 ODIs between India and England. All three ODIs will be held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
ENGLAND TOUR OF INDIA 2021 SCHEDULE
TEAM INDIA'S T20, ODI AND TEST SQUADS
Test Squad- Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar
T20I Squad- Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan
ODI Squad- Virat Koli (C), KL Rahul (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson
TEAM ENGLAND'S T20, ODI AND TEST SQUADS
Test Squad- Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Foakes (wk), Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Chris Woakes, Dan Lawrence, Dom Bess, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, James Bracey, Amar Virdi, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Mason Crane
T20I Squad- Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Tom Banton, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, David Willey, Pat Brown
ODI Squad- Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Pat Brown, Chris Woakes
Experts predict that it will be a cracker of a series and thus fans will be keeping an eye on it.