England vs India Test 2021 – India’s Predicted Playing XI

India’s selected squad for the final match has faced several criticisms as they plan to take on England. Their selection is noticed to favour swing bowling, whereas they are expected to need contributions for spinning bowlers as well. During the ICC World Championship, New Zealand managed to beat India in all the matches, and there was no hope for them to make a comeback. Keeping that performance in mind, here is the India team predicted playing XI.

Rohit Sharma
His experience is considered helpful for the team as he can easily handle Stuart Broad and James Anderson. His slip catcher skill will come in handy while playing in the England vs India match; in England, the ball is always known to carry to the slip cordon. He has proven himself to be a worthy champion for the Indian team as he is known to deliver his best even when he is under pressure. 

Shubman Gill
After India won the U-19 World Cup 2018, he was the talk of the town because he was the top scorer for the team. He managed to score 324 runs with an average of 104, and he also won the player of the tournament title. He scored two fifties against Australia while playing in Sydney and Brisbane, but didn’t do so well during the WTC finals. 

Cheteshwar Pujara
He is one player who cannot be missed on the list of players to face England. However, he has not been performing his best, recording low scores. This game could be his chance to showcase his stellar potential in England. His position and performance are crucial for the team to do well in the series. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the world’s best batsman with a stellar track record in England. He will be considered the favourite as he enjoys the pressure in such conditions. He has done so in the past, meaning Virat Kohli’s performance will be pivotal. He has scored 7547 runs so far and will be a great asset for the India team playing XI for the Test match.

Ajinkya Rahane
For a long time now, he has been the team’s vice-captain, and this Test match could be just the opportunity he needs to break through. He has saved India with some fantastic knocks during their tough times. For instance, during India’s game with New Zealand, he was one of the top scorers for India. 

Hanuma Vihari
During the few chances he has got to bat for India, he has been quite impressive. Being among the India team for Test match 2021 will be an excellent chance for him. He has also always provided India with the best technique for the demanding conditions of the English.

Rishabh Pant
His performance in the last few matches has been the talk of the town. Pant has also significantly improved as a wicketkeeper. 

Ravi Ashwin
He possesses the ability to succeed in any given situation in any field. He is most likely to be included in the playing 11. 

Mohammad Shami
He can reverse swing and hit good length, which can come in handy during the match.
Other players will include Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper) and, Abhimanyu Easwaran. There can be a few changes in the final squad, so stay updated with Pure Win News. 

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