|England v India 2014|
ScheduleWednesday, 9 July 2014 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 15:30 IST
VenueTrent Bridge, Nottingham
Team India will try to make an impact on their forthcoming trip to England in the long series of five Tests. Both countries commenced their fight in the longer version of the game way back in 1932 in England and the last series was played in 2012-13 that was hosted by India. The two nations have played 107 Test, England has won 40 and India was successful in 20 while 47 of them ended in a draw. The Englishmen beat India in two previous series, 4-0 in England in 2011and 2-1 when they visited the rival country in 2012-13. The visitors will be without the services of their two great batsmen, the little master Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid, and it will be a Test for the young guns.
Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Sam Robson, Matt Prior and Ian Bell are in great nick while their skipper Alastair Cook is required to get back his form. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan are bowling at their best.
The Indian batting will be led by Virat Kohli who has performed excellently at the foreign soils. Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and the skipper, MS Dhoni will be their main batsmen. The fast bowling trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma will be assisted by the spin bowlers Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Wednesday, July 9 – Sunday July 13, 2014 @ 10:00 GMT, 11:00 local at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Mostly cloudy with temperatures around 12-22ᵒC
The winner will opt for batting
The green top pitch will assist the quick bowlers and stroke players
England – Alastair Cook (C), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Matt Prior, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett, James Anderson.
India – MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron.
England is in great form and they will be the favourites to win the encounter.