Watch England vs India 1st Test Match: Live Score Day 1 Scorecard Result 9th November 2016 : The England and India will begin the first Test of the five-match Test series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. These two teams will lock their horns on November 9, 2016, for the first test match.
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England won the toss and opted to bat
India Team Preview
The No. 1 test team in the world will enter the match with the single motive of maintaining their No. 1 ranking. Although, Virat Kohli has a difficult task to tackle the team that has the very impressive record against the Indian team.
The key players for India will be Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. These five players are the core of the success of the Indian team in last year and so.
Kohli himself has to lead from the front, and his form will go to be the key in the five-match Test series. Kohli lost the toss and his team is bowling first, and they had a poor start as they dropped both the openers in the first five overs.
Meanwhile, Jadeja got the breakthrough and sent Cook back to the pavilion. Well, it will be interesting to see, how Indian bowlers will respond to the rest of the England batters in the upcoming five days.
A good all round game of cricket will be the key to the success of the team.
India Playing XI
Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
England Team Preview
The three Lions under the captaincy of Cook won the toss and opted to bat first. England has the strong team with both bat and ball with the likes of Alastair Cook, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow will going to be the key player for the team.
Meanwhile, this test match is the special one for the Stuart Broad as he is going to play his 100th test match. Also, 19-year-old Haseeb Hameed will make his Test debut and will be the 10th partner for the Cook since the retirement of Andrew Strauss.
England has the strong team, and it would not be the surprise if they clinch the win with the kind of solid start they got.
England Playing XI
Alastair Cook (c), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad
England is favorite to win this match.