Virat Kohli had a poor outing in the first Test © Getty Images
Jul 17, 2014
India and England played out a fought out a hardly-fought draw at Trent Bridge in the first of the five of the five match Test series. There were plenty of positives for both teams but it will be the visitors who will be the happier of the two camps. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s outstanding all-round show, Stuart Binny’s match saving 78 all boded well for the men in Blue. Catch the Live Blog of the match here
England had their own share of positives too. Jimmy Anderson is now the centre of attention of the series. After a world record partnership with Joe Root and bringing up his first fifty, Anderson was reprimanded for pushing Ravindra Jadeja. Catch the Live Scorecard of the match here
There are more possibilities in the England squad. The call-up of left-arm spinner,Simon Kerrigan has only spiced up things for the home side. They had Moeen Alispinning at Nottingham. Now, they may want Kerrigan to come in. But, if he has to make it, then perhaps Ben Stokes may come out. Chris Jordan too has a chance of playing, but again Stokes would be the man making way. Given the fact that Stokes performed well Down Under, and England have the confidence in him, it is likely that they would persist with him. The rest of the batting line-up would remain the same.
India: MS Dhoni (c&wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Stuart Binny, Mohammed Shami.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior (wk), Sam Robson, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Simon Kerrigan.
Time: 10:00 GMT I 15: 30 IST