The inaugural match of the five-match Test series between India and England is set to kick off tomorrow at 9:30 am at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The outcome of this series will significantly influence the path of the ICC World Test Championship 2025. Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the thrilling contests ahead.
the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the first two Tests. Rajat Patidar has been included in the squad for the upcoming match. India’s batting lineup boasts talents like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul, while the bowling attack features spin maestro Ashwin and pace sensations Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
Ben Stokes takes charge as the captain of the England team, complemented by experienced players like James Anderson and Joe Root. Emerging talents include Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir. Vice-captain Ollie Pope and Jack Leach make their return from injury, strengthening the squad. England’s pace attack includes Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Gus Atkinson, and the comeback of Ben Fox adds depth to the team’s composition. The stage is set for a riveting clash between these two cricketing powerhouses.
Match: India vs England , 1st Test Match
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date & Time: January 25, Thursday, 9.30am
The Hyderabad ground is a haven for batsmen, offering an easy opportunity to score runs with its favorable pitch conditions. The ball comes on the bat well, showcasing a conducive environment for batting. Additionally, the good bounce in the pitch provides assistance to fast bowlers, especially in the initial overs, adding an extra dimension to the game.
Toss and Match Prediction
TOSS WINNER TEAM OF TODAY ‘S MATCH WILL BE INDIA
AND MATCH WINNER TEAM INDIA …. CRICCHAMP Opinion
Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel/Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Jack Leach.