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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs India - 1st Test

England's James Anderson
England's James Anderson
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The 1st Test of the five-match series between England and India will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

LIVE SCORES - England vs India - 1st Test

In the last five matches between the two teams, India have won 3 while England have won 2. The last encounter between the two sides saw India beat England by an innings and 25 runs, but that was in India, and the tables might turn this time.

Joe Root is the top run-scorer for England with 929 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 55.

Zak Crawley has also made 443 runs at a strike rate of 56 from his last 8 matches.

Jack Leach has been the best bowler for England and has picked up 28 wickets from his last 6 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 58 and an economy rate of 3.21.

James Anderson has also picked up 27 wickets from his last 8 matches.

Rishabh Pant is the top run-scorer for India with 605 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 71.

Rohit Sharma has also made 538 runs at a strike rate of 53 from his last 7 matches.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who is set to pip Ravindra Jadeja as India's only spinner, has been the best bowler for India and has picked up 48 wickets from his last 8 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 43 and an economy rate of 2.48.

Ishant Sharma might get pipped by Shardul Thakur to lengthen India's batting. Thakur did well in Australia and can prove to be handy at no. 8.

Predicted playing XIs:

England - Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

India - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Joe Root (England), Virat Kohli (India)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – James Anderson (England), Mohammed Shami (India)

Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), Rishabh Pant (India)

Player of the Match –  James Anderson

Team Scores Batting first – England 330+, India 300+

 Match Handicap England


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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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