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Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 6111 runs in 81 Tests at an average of 47.74. (File photo)
The first match of the 4-match series between India and England will be played from Friday. Virat Kohli, who is returning after the victory in Australia under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, will be under pressure. On the other hand, Joe Root is coming to Sri Lanka by winning the series. He also scored two centuries there. The spin department of the Indian team is better because of Ashwin. Kuldeep and Akshar will strengthen the bowling. Still not all fast bowlers fit. Even after this, touring stars Siraj and Shardul are difficult to get a chance in the playing eleven.
Kohli’s arrival will strengthen Indian batting
Kohli’s return will strengthen the batting. There are already heroes from Australia touring Pant, Gill, Pujara and Rahane. Kohli told in the press conference that Rishabh Pant will play as a wicketkeeper. In the England team, Sibley and Lawrence are there to accompany Root. However, injured Jack Crawley has been ruled out of the first two Tests. Rory Burns and Ollie Pope return. All-rounders Stokes, Karen and Moin Ali will strengthen the team. The team also stars prominent spinner Jack Licht and Domnik Bess. He has two experienced fast bowlers as James Anderson and Stuart Broad. India will debut as a favorite. However, the English team has the potential to shock.
England has played most Tests in India
England is the largest team to have played 60 Tests in India. England’s win percentage over the Indian soil in the SENA team. Less than Africa and Australia. However, England ranks first with Australia in winning the most matches in India by these countries. India won the first Test in 1952 against England in Chennai. In 2008, he won England by scoring 387 runs here. In 2016, Karun Nair scored a triple century against England.