England vs India 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Aug 1, 2018

Ind v Eng highlights today – first test day one from Edgbaston, Birmingham (England) Wednesday 1st August 2018. At Edgbaston, Birmingham cricket ground England scored their highest total of the venue which is 710/7d, unfortunately, it was against India in 2011. India scored their highest total 390 in 1986 at this venue against the home team England. Will they make a new record here? also England must have select their best playing XI in this match as well as India will do the same.

Three t20I series India won by 2-1, three ODI series England won by 2-1. Now five test match series will begin from today see what will happen in this test match. In the three-day tour match, India scored 395 & 89/2, Essex scored 359/8d. M Vijay the opener of the team scored 53 runs, S Dhawan has gone with duck, CA Pujara scored just one, AM Rahane 17, V Kohli (c) 68, KL Rahul 58, KD Karthik † 82, HH Pandya 51, RR Pant 34. UT Yadav took four wickets, I Sharma took three and SN Thakur took one wicket.
It has taken some diligent input from the Edgbaston groundstaff – and several million liters of water – to keep their wicket from turning to a dustbowl in the midst of an improbable English heatwave. And they have succeeded against the odds, but presumably in keeping with their brief from the ECB, in producing a wicket that looks markedly similar to those from the 2015 Ashes and 2016 Pakistan series. And seamers dominated in both of those games.

Kuldeep Yadav’s potential Test debut persuaded England to recruit a trio of club left-armers to replicate his unusual angles in the nets this week. But with R Ashwin a shoo-in, Ravi Jadeja’s established qualities are the likelier second-spin option if India decides to stick to their strengths rather than lean on the extra seamer in Mohammad Shami. Shikhar Dhawan’s place at the top of the order is under pressure following his pair at Essex last week. KL Rahul is itching for an opening, and might well open alongside Murali Vijay.

Adil Rashid’s recall to the Test squad spawned a chapter of Yorkshire in-fighting not seen since Geoff Boycott was in his pomp – and Boycott himself hasn’t been shy on the subject either – but he will now be making his first Test appearance since December 2016. A grassy deck and a slight easing in the Saharan heat of this most atypical of English summers dissuaded England from fielding two spinners at Edgbaston for the first time since 1993, although Moeen Ali might have been considered ahead of Dawid Malan as a batsman. After playing his part in the series leveller against Pakistan, Sam Curran’s left-arm line complements the veteran pairing of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

England have won the toss and elected to bat.
England team/playing XI
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (capt.), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
India team/playing XI
Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt.), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.

Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Umpires –
TV Umpires –
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire –
Match number – Test no. 2314

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