New Delhi: All members of the England cricket team, including captain Joe Root, reached Chennai airport on Wednesday morning for the first two tests of the series of four tests against India. The series of tests will begin between the two teams from February 5. The first two matches of the series will be in Chennai, while the last two matches will be in Ahmedabad.
Some Indian players also reached Chennai
Indian team’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane reached Chennai last night, while Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant and Jaspreet Bumrah reached Chennai for two matches this morning. Head coach Ravi Shastri has also reached Chennai, while team captain Virat Kohli will arrive here on Wednesday evening.
Chennai, India @ root66 and the team arrived in India ahead of our four match test run pic.twitter.com/GT06p9Ru4u
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) January 27, 2021
Both teams will be able to start training from February 2
Players from India (England) and England are currently staying for six days in isolation at a hotel in Chennai, where a bio-bubble has been created. Here, players from both teams will be regularly tested for the corona virus. Both teams will be able to start practice from February 2 after completing the isolation period.
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Both teams are full of confidence
Before this series, both teams are full of confidence. Prior to this series, the Indian team had won the second consecutive series on Australian soil, beating Australia 2-1 at home. At that time, many great Indian players were out of the series due to injury and Captain Virat Kohli also returned to India after the first test on paternity leave, but now almost all Indian players are in good shape and the team will also have the support of the national public. On the other hand, the England team are also in excellent shape. The England team recently beat Sri Lanka 2–0 in the same house. Along with captain Joe Root, the rest of the English players are also in excellent shape.
India dominates England in Chennai
India dominates England in Chennai. Both teams have played 9 matches so far here, of which India have won 5 and England have won three matches. The last time England played on this pitch, India won the game by one set and 75 points.
England had a good shot last time
The last time the England team visited India in 2016 was a clean sweep of the Indian team 4-0. Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored 655 points in this series at an average of 109.
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The British got heavy in the overall record
India and England have come face to face in Test cricket 122 times since 1932. During this time England have beaten the Indian team in 47 test matches. While the Indian team has so far won 26 tryouts. 49 test matches were drawn.