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India vs England 1st Test 2024 Confirmed New Playing 11 for Both

Virat Kohli and Harry Brook ruled out as we look at the India vs England 2024 1st Test new best playing 11 for both teams.

Just as we were about to witness the epic battle between India and England, both teams have been hit by a piece of unfortunate news. Citing personal reasons from both side, Virat Kohli has withdrawn from the first two Tests. Whereas Harry Brook has withdrawn from the entire Test series for the same reason.

While the exact news for their departure isn’t known, it certainly is a big hit for both the teams, even so for India. After a poor show from 2020 to 2022, Virat Kohli was finally getting back into the groove, and his presence would have made India’s batting much stronger. Similarly, Harry Brook’s attacking nature could have come in handy for England.

Nevertheless, with both key and first-choice players not there, it will become very interesting as to what playing 11 does both the teams adopt. So, before we get into the India vs England 2024 1st Test playing 11 for both teams, let’s revisit the official squad, key match details, and some interesting stats across batting, bowling, and team categories.

India vs England Key Test Stats in India

Matches Played: 64 // India Won: 22 // England Won: 14 // Draw: 28

759/7 – Highest Team Score by India (Dec 2016 @ Chennai)

81/10 – Lowest Team Score by England (Feb 2021 @ Ahmedabad)

Inns & 74 Runs – Biggest Victory in terms of Runs by India (Dec 2016 @ Chennai)

10 Wickets – Biggest Victory in terms of wickets by England (Feb 1980 @ Mumbai)

India vs England Test Batting Stats in India:

1331 – Most Runs by Sunil Gavaskar

655 – Most Runs in a Series by Virat Kohli (2016)

160 Highest Batting Average by Karun Nair (Min 300 Runs)

303* – Highest Score by Karun Nair (2016)

10 – Most 50+ scores by Sunil Gavaskar 

India vs England Test Bowling Stats in India:

74 – Most Wickets by Ravichandran Ashwin

35 – Most Wickets in a Series by B. Chandrasekhar (1972)

10.6 – Best Bowling Average by Axar Patel (Min 15 Wickets)

6 – Most 5-wicket haul by Ravichandran Ashwin & B. Chandrasekhar

India vs England Test Other Stats in India:

22 – Most Matches Played by Sunil Gavaskar 

738 Runs 74 Wickets – Best All-rounder Stats by Ravichandran Ashwin

35 – Most Dismissals by Syed Kirmani 

27 – Most Catches by MS Dhoni 

316 (3rd Wicket) Highest Partnership between Gundappa Vishwanath & Yashpal Sharma

India vs England Match Details:

Tournament: India vs England 2024

Type: 1st Test Match

Where: Hyderabad

When: Jan 25-29

Time: 9:30 am IST onwards

India vs England 2024 Official Squad Players List for 1st & 2nd Test:  

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill & Yashasvi Jaiswal

WKs: Dhruv Juel, KL Rahul & KS Bharat

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj & Mukesh Kumar

Team India’s Playing 11

The loss of Virat Kohli is a big blow for the Indian team. Virat was a sure-shot member in the playing 11, and with him not there, India have no other option but to play KS Bharat as the wicket-keeper, and play KL Rahul as a specialist batter. With Bharat and Rahul in, Shreyas Iyer will come in the side at the number 4 position. 

So, overall, Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Shubman Gill will play in the top-order. Following them will be Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Ravindra Jadeja. KS Bharat should play 7, and Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel should play at 8 and 9 respectively. Finally, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj should comprise the pace department. 

India vs England 2024 1st Test New Best Playing 11 without Virat Kohli:

Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah & Mohammed Siraj.

India vs Eng 2024 Official Test Squad List for England:

Batters: Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root, Ollie Pope & Zak Crawley

WKs: Ben Foakes & Jonny Bairstow

All-rounders: Ben Stokes & Rehan Ahmed

Bowlers: Gus Atkinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir & Tom Hartley

Coming to England’s playing 11, the loss of Harry Brook means, they will have to play either of Dan Lawrence or Ben Foakes in the playing 11. With Dan Lawrence a substitute batter, expect England to play Foakes ahead of him. Meanwhile, between Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed for the second spinner spot, England are most-likely to play Shoaib Bashir, but with Bashir not available, Rehan should play. 

India vs England 2024 1st Test New Best Playing 11 without Harry Brook:

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Foakes, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow, Rehan Ahmed, Jack Leach, Tom Hartley & Mark Wood. 

So, that’s about the playing 11 for India vs England 1st Test 2024. Overall, at least on paper, England are no match to India, unless of course, England unleash their superior level of ‘BazBall’, and put India on the backfoot with that. However, it would be a monumental task for England to pull a series victory in India.

Top Fantasy Players 11 for India vs England 1st Test 2024

Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul & Joe Root

Wks: Jonny Bairstow 

All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Jack Leach & Rehan Ahmed

CVC Choice: Ravichandran Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja

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