- India vs England match prediction: India to win
- India vs England toss prediction: India to win the toss and bat first
India and England are all set to face each other in the first Test of the five-match series, starting Thursday, January 25. India have not lost a Test series at home in the last 11 years and England remain the last team to beat them. The upcoming India vs England prediction is expected to be an absolute cracker keeping in mind the strengths of both teams.
IND vs ENG date and time: January 25-29, 2:00 PM IST
IND vs ENG venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
IND vs ENG match preview
Prior to the opening Test, India were dealt with a blow after Virat Kohli opted out of the first two matches due to ‘personal reasons’. The hosts are yet to name a replacement for the former Indian captain. Rohit Sharma recently captained India to their maiden Test win at the Newlands in Cape Town against South Africa.
The outcome of the IND vs ENG prediction will depend heavily on how the India’s spin attack, comprising Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav turn up. The focus will also be on Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, who both were stupendous against the Proteas.
India Possible 11: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), KS Bharat/Dhruv Jurel, Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
England lost to India 1-3 when they last toured the subcontinent nation. Despite winning the opening Test of the series, they faltered later. The Three Lions do not have Harry Brook for the upcoming series as he has pulled out for ‘personal reasons’. As a replacement, the visiting team roped in Dan Lawrence, who played two Tests in India back in 2021.
James Anderson is 10 wickets away from becoming the third bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to pick up 700 or more wickets in Tests. England are also set to enter a new era without their premier speedster, Stuart Broad, who last played in the home Ashes against Australia.
The out of the IND vs ENG prediction will depend a lot on how their premier batters Joe Root and Ben Stokes play, and how their spin-attack, led by Jack Leach perform.
England Possible 11: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (C), Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Robinson, Rehan Ahmed, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson
Pitch report and expected weather conditions
The pitch at the venue in Hyderabad is expected to be a decent one for batting. But the track is expected to worsen as the match goes along. Spinners will come into the picture as the cracks start to widen. It is unlikely that the match will go on for five days.
There is no chance of rain throughout the duration of the match. Clouds will be there, but they would not be threatening. Temperatures will be around the 31 degrees Celsius. The sun will also be out, making the conditions pleasant for the game of cricket.
IND vs ENG Dream11 prediction
Our IND vs ENG Dream11 predictions for this match
- Wicketkeeper(s): KL Rahul
- Batter(s): Rohit Sharma, Ben Stokes, Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley
- All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Joe Root, Axar Patel
- Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, Mark Wood
- Recommended captain: Ravi Ashwin
- Recommended vice-captain: Joe Root
Ravi Ashwin is 12 wickets away from becoming the second bowler after Anderson to pick up 100 or more wickets in Tests between India and England. In 19 Tests against the Three Lions, Ashwin has picked up 88 wickets with six five-wicket hauls and a ten-wicket haul. In 2021, Ashwin also scored a hundred at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Joe Root was the leading run-scorer when England last played a Test series in India. Root is also a handy off-breaker bowler, having picked up 60 wickets with a four-wicket haul and a five-wicket haul to his name. In fact, the fifer came against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
IND vs ENG match prediction: India to win
India are expected to come up trumps in the IND vs ENG match prediction. They have been a brute force in home conditions and England need to play out of their skin to get the better of the home team.
IND vs ENG toss prediction: India to win the toss and bat first
As per the IND vs ENG toss prediction, teams should opt to bat first after winning the toss. Four out of the five Tests in Hyderabad have been won by the team batting first. Chasing in the fourth innings would not be easy as the pitch will deteriorate with time.
Man of the Match prediction: Ravi Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin is a strong contender to win the Player of the Match award in the IND vs ENG prediction. Ashwin has been a tough nut to crack in Indian conditions. In 95 Tests, Ashwin has taken 490 wickets with 34 five-wicket hauls. Ashwin also brings in a lot of value with his batting, having scored 3193 runs at an average of 26.83 with five centuries and 14 half-centuries to his name.
Joe Root and Rohit Sharma also have the chance to win the award. Root is dangerous with the bat, but his prowess with the ball should not be undermined. In India, Rohit has scored 2002 runs from 24 Tests at an average of 66.73 with eight centuries and six half-centuries to his name.
India vs England betting odds
- India odds: 1.29
- England odds: 3.55
It does not come as a surprise that the IND vs ENG betting odds is in favour of the Indian team. Rohit Sharma’s men would not have Kohli for the Hyderabad Test, but they still have the firepower to get the better of the visitors. England, however, have done well in India in the past and one should not rule them out.