Virat Kohli's men are set for the five-Test match series against England in England at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. England won the toss and opted to bat first.
England opening batsman Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings failed to provide the momentum. Ashwin and Shami thrashed the openning partnership of England. Cook scored 13 runs from 28 balls while Jeannings scored 42 runs from 98 balls.
Shami strikes straight away. Round the wicket, angling back in. Jennings gets an inside edge on to the pads and then it trickles on to the stumps.— BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2018
England 98/2 https://t.co/HeruIJq0DO #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/vWDHuA4h10
Records which can be break:
- Virat Kohli is very close to complete 1000 runs against England. He is just 26 runs away to achieve the feat. If he achieves the milestone then Kohli will become 13th Indian cricketer to achieve the feat.
- England skipper Joe Root is very close to complete the 6000 runs in Test cricket.
- England pacer Stuart Broad is just 24 runs away to become fifth player to complete 3000 runs and 400 wickets in Test cricket.
- Karun Nair (303*) is only the Indian cricketer who scored highest individual score against England in Chennai.
Cheteshwar Pujara failed to registered their spot in the playing XI while Ravichandran Ashwin made a superb comeback by breaking opening partnership of England.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s exclusion from the first Test came as a surprise despite his superb form in recent era.
The 30-year old Pujara is regarded as one of the best overseas Test batsmen for India. In 58 Tests, he has scored 4,531 runs at an average of 50.34 with 14 hundreds to his name
Virat Kohli will be desperate to prove he can score runs in England in the opening Test match.
India (Playing XI):
England (Playing XI):
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson