IND vs ENG Live: Joe Root has the ability to pose a stern challenge to Virat Kohli-led Team India.© Twitter
India take on England in the first Test of the four-match series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as a place in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand is up for grabs for both teams. The game is being played behind closed doors due to restrictions imposed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Virat Kohli is back as the Team India skipper following the conclusion of the paternity leave, granted to him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Rishabh Pant will continue to don the wicket-keeping gloves on a pitch which Kohli believes would assist spinners and fast bowlers. Ajinkya Rahane is back in his regular role of vice-captain. England skipper Joe Root will be playing his 100th Test. Both teams would look to get the early advantage in the opening Test. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 1 Live Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium
Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live blog of the first Test match between India and England. Day 1 is set to begin and toss beckons us soon in sometime. Virat Kohli hosts Joe Root in Chennai’s M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, and India will be hoping to repeat their Australia heroics. Meanwhile, England are also in fine form. Stay tuned folks, for some exciting cricket today!
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