IND vs ENG Live Score: Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley have put on a decent partnership.© Twitter
England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat against India. KL Rahul has been drafted into the side in place of the injured Shubman Gill, with Mayank Agarwal also suffering a concussion two days before the match. India have opted for the sole spinner in Ravindra Jadeja as Ravichandran Ashwin has been left out, while Ishant Sharma has also not been picked. Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have come in. It will be a tough challenge for Virat Kohli, considering India’s recent defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The Kane Williamson-led side won by eight wickets in the WTC final. Kohli also received plenty of criticism for his team selection in the WTC final. Against England, he will be hoping to not repeat those mistakes. Meanwhile, Joe Root will be relying a lot on his pacers and is expected to rotate between Stuart Broad and James Anderson, keeping their age in mind. Ben Stokes’ absence will be a huge blow to England’s ambitions against India. The all-rounder pulled out due to mental health issues. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test Live Cricket Updates And Score, India (IND) vs England (ENG) From Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Thakur-Siraj In Action!
Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj are inaction with the ball for India. The two new fast bowling addition in the Indian lineup got a big job to do before England’s Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley get to a big score.
16:44 (IST)Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley have done well so far. Can India get one more wicket before the first session ends?
Big Series For Virat!
This is Virat Kohli’s third tour to England for the Test series and second as captain. Both the times earlier India lost the Test series 3-1 and 4-1 in 2014 and 2018 respectively. The Indian captain will look to make most of this golden opportunity and end his quest to win a Test series in England especially in the absence of England’s top all-rounder Ben Stokes. England’s batting is also inexperienced only Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler have played more than 30 Test matches in top seven.
Siraj to Crawley, FOUR, to covers. Not a good start for Mohammed Siraj.
England Look To Bounce Back!
After losing Rory Burns early, Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley are going well.
Another FOUR, Crawley this time. Placed it to sweeper cover. Length ball from Jasprit Bumrah and Crawley made no mistake in picking up.
Shami to Sibley, FOUR nicely played, flicks it away to fine leg.
Bumrah to Crawley, FOUR on the up and beautifully placed to the covers.
England In Rebuilding Process!
Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley are in the process of rebuilding for England after the early wicket
England 8/1 (6 overs)
Zak Crawley- 7*
Dominic Sibley- 1*
Bumrah to Crawley, 3 runs, to deep mid-wicket.
England 5/1 (4.2 overs)
Indian Pacers On Top!
Just two runs in the first four overs with a loss of one wicket for England. Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have completely dominated the English batsmen till now.
England 2/1 (4 overs)
Bumrah to Crawley, 1 run. First run for England.
Back To Back Maiden Overs!
Another maiden over, this by Mohammed Shami. India have four fast bowlers playing in this match and the wicket looks good for them going ahead.
England 0/1 (2 overs)
Bumrah In Attack!
England openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley are on the crease. Jasprit Bumrah gets the ball.
England Playing XI!
Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, and Sam Curran are back in the England Test team. Pacer Ollie Robinson also comes back in the playing XI.
England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
India Playing XI!
KL Rahul will open with Rohit Sharma. No Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma in the playing XI.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
England Win Toss, Opt To Bat!
England have won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Test match against India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Vaughan Predicts Scoreline!
England Michael Vaughan has predicted India to win the series 3-1.
Evening all .. Can’t wait for the Test series to start tomorrow .. The best format by a country mile .. India favourites & rightly so .. England have so many key players missing .. But it India don’t pick @imjadeja they must be bloody bonkers .. #ENGvIND .. India to Win 3-1 !
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 3, 2021
Start Of WTC 2!
This series will also kick off the second cycle of the World Test Championship. The points system in this WTC is simple, every Test win has the same number of points irrespective of the number of matches.
12 points for each win, a draw will fetch 4 points while a tied game will give 6 points to both the teams.
Who Will Open With Rohit!
There’s a lot of speculation on the Indian playing XI after Mayank Agarwal got injured and ruled out of the first Test match. As of now, India have the option of going with KL Rahul or Hanuma Vihari for the opening slot with Rohit Sharma. Rahul scored a century in the practice game that has definitely made his contention stronger but that century came when he batted in the middle order at No.5. The last time when Rahul played a Test match in England in 2018 he scored a brilliant century but after that, he was dropped from the team with a string of poor performances. Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav were also added to the squad earlier but the duo will not feature in the opening Test match.
Hello and good afternoon everyone!
Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 of the first Test match between England and India, at Trent Bridge. It will be a tough challenge for India, considering their recent defeat against New Zealand in the WTC final. Stay tuned for further updates!
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