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The India national cricket team, fondly called Team India or the Men in Blue, represents India in international cricket. The team is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Team India is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and thus possess the Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status.

India national cricket team got a taste of the game from the very early days. The game was first introduced in colonial India by the ruling European elites while the first cricket club was established in Calcutta (currently known as Kolkata) way back in 1792. However, it took India nearly 150 years more to play their first-ever Test match when they played a Test match on 25 June 1932 at Lord's. In doing so, India became the sixth team to get the Test status.

Not surprisingly, Team India remained the underdogs in the first few decades after getting the Test status. In fact, they managed to end up on the winning side of a Test on only 35 occasions in 196 attempts.  It took them nearly two decades to win their first Test which came in 1952.

But the team's fortunes took a turn for the good in the 1970s.  The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Erapalli Prasanna, Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Bishen Singh Bedi gave India a new identity. India started winning series and beat the likes of England and West Indies to prove their immense credentials.

The miraculous win over the mighty West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final more or less established India as a cricketing powerhouse. Till date, the cricket-obsessed nation has won two 50-over World Cups - in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After winning the 2011 World Cup, India became only the third team after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once and the first cricket team to win the World Cup at home. It also won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

History:

The British brought cricket to India in the early 1700s, with the first cricket match played in 1721. More than a century later, the  Parsi community in Bombay formed the Oriental Cricket Club, the first cricket club to be established by Indians. The Europeans, who were hesitant to play with the Indians, mellowed down after a while and invited the Parsis to play a match in 1877.

By 1912, the Parsis, Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims of Bombay played a quadrangular tournament with the Europeans every year. In fact, the likes of Ranjitsinhji and KS Duleepsinhji received lavish praise from the British. Currently two of the most prestigious competitions of the country - Ranji Trophy and the Duleep Trophy - are named after the two.

In 1911, an Indian team went on their first official tour of the British Isles. However, they returned to India after only playing against the county sides.

Test match status:

India began their journey in Test cricket in 1932 under the captaincy of CK Nayudu, considered as the finest Indian batsmen at that time. The game against England took place at the iconic Lord's in London. As expected, England made light work of India, beating the Asian side by 158 runs.

In the following year, India national cricket team played their first Test series when they host England for three games. India's wait for a win continued as England won the series 2-0. As time wore on, India improved but could not get success on the field in the 30s and 40s. In the early 1940s, India didn't play any Test cricket due to the Second World War. The team's first series as an independent country was in late 1947 against Sir Donald Bradman's Invincibles. It was also the first Test series Team India played which was not against England.

Australia had gone on to thrash India by 4-0 in the five-match series.  In the following year, India hosted West Indies and narrowly lost the five-match series 1-0.

Finally after 23 Tests, India national cricket team registered their first win when they beat England at Madras in 1952. Later in the same year, they won their first Test series by beating arch-rivals Pakistan. In 1956, they beat New Zealand to win another series as they continued improving. But they did not win any more Test in the 50s while also suffering crushing defeats against England and Australia. In 1959, England thrashed India 5-0 to register their only clean sweep in a five-match series. In the 60s, India enhanced their reputation by doing well at home.

They won their first Test series against England at home in 1961–62 and also won a home series against New Zealand. They managed to draw home series against Pakistan and Australia and another series against England. In this same period, India also won its first series outside the subcontinent, against New Zealand in 1967–68.

One of the reasons behind Team India's success in 70s was their fearsome spin quartet – Bishen Bedi, E.A.S. Prasanna, BS Chandrasekhar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan. The emergence of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath further bolstered the team. The spin quartet experienced good success against the teams on spinner-friendly wickets at home. With this core of the team, India national cricket team registered historic back-to-back series wins in 1971 in the West Indies and in England, under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar. Gavaskar scored a staggering 774 runs against the West Indies.

The game of cricket soon witnessed a new aspect in the game with the arrival of One-Day Internationals where the teams were required to play a limited number of overs. And just like the Tests, India struggled to get going in ODIs too early on. India could not qualify for the second round in the first two editions of the Cricket World Cup.

But in Tests, India continued to be a threat.  India set a then Test record in the third Test against the West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 1976, when they chased 403 to win. In November 1976, the team created another record by scoring 524 for 9 declared against New Zealand at Kanpur without any individual batsman scoring a century.

The emergence of players like Mohammed Azharuddin, Dilip Vengsarkar and all-rounders Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri gave the India national cricket team another dimension. In 1983, Indian cricket achieved one of their biggest achievements when they beat two-time defending champions West Indies to win the World Cup. In the following year, India won the Asia Cup and in 1985, won the World Championship of Cricket in Australia. But overall, India did not enjoy good outings outside home.

Apart from this, Team India remained a weak team outside the Indian subcontinent. India's Test series victory in 1986 against England remained the last Test series win by India outside the subcontinent for the next 19 years. But unlike the team, several Indian player continued to make merry. The likes of Gavaskar and Kapil became two of world cricket's biggest players. Gavaskar made a Test record 34 centuries as he became the first man to reach the 10,000 run mark. Kapil Dev later became the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 434 wickets.

Towards the end of the 1980, India national cricket team was further bolstered by the addition of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble. In 1991,  Javagal Srinath, known for his express pace, made his debut. However, India's fortunes did not improve much.  During the 1990s, India did not win any of its 33 Tests outside the subcontinent while it won 17 out of its 30 Tests at home. In the 1996 World Cup, India national cricket team lost to Sri Lanka National Cricket Team on home soil in the semifinal which sparked protests across the nation.

In the same year, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made their Test debuts. Later, both the players went on to lead India across formats.  Tendulkar replaced Azharuddin as captain in late 1996, but after a personal and team form slump, Tendulkar stepped down and Azharuddin was reinstated at the beginning of 1998. With the captaincy burden removed, Tendulkar was the world's leading run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs, as India enjoyed a home Test series win over Australia.

In the 1999 World Cup, India failed to make it to the semifinal which saw Tendulkar taking up captaincy once again. However, he had a poor run once again, as India lost to Australia and South Africa. Tendulkar resigned, vowing never to captain the team again. Sourav Ganguly then took charge of the team. However, the India National Cricket Team was rocked in 2000 when former captain Azharuddin and fellow batsman Ajay Jadeja was found guilty of match-fixing.  But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Ganguly formed a team of youngsters who went on to shape up Indian cricket's future.

New phase:

The turn of the millennium saw Indian cricket taking another turn for the good. The BCCI roped in John Wright, the first overseas coach, to oversee a team full of talented but inexperienced youngsters. The series win over Steve Waugh's all-conquering Australian team in the Tests in 2001 gave a glimpse of what to expect from the team.

Victory against Australia marked the beginning of a dream run for India under their captain Ganguly, winning Test matches in Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, West Indies and England. In 2002, India had chased down a record 325 to win the ODI series in England.  In the same year, India were joint-winners of the ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka and then went to the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa where they reached the final.

The 2003–04 season also saw  Team India play out a Test series in Australia where they drew 1–1 with the world champions, and then win a Test and ODI series in Pakistan.

But towards the end of 2004, India's form slumped. They lost a Test series against Australia at home before losing ODIs at home against Pakistan followed by a Test series leveled 1–1. Greg Chappell took over from John Wright as the coach of the India National cricket team following the series but his tenure was marred by controversy. The new coach fell out with Ganguly. Consequently, Ganguly was replaced by Dravid as the captain of the team. But while the decision was controversial, the results followed.

Players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina were a healthy addition to the team while the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan continued to impress. India reached second place in the ICC ODI rankings after beating Sri Lanka and drawing with South Africa at home. A convincing ODI series win in Pakistan in early 2006, following a loss in the Test series, gave India the world record of 17 successive ODI victories while batting second. But India's form in ODIs soon deepened with the 4-1 loss in the Caribbeans. However, the Rahul Dravid-led side beat the hosts in the Test series to register their first Test series victory in the Caribbean since 1971. But there was no respite for them in ODIs. They had a forgettable outing at home in the 2006 Champions Trophy and were thrashed in South Africa. On the same tour, they beat South Africa in one of the Tests but lost the series. In the Test series, Ganguly made his comeback to the Test team.

In December 2006, India national cricket team played and won its first ever Twenty20 international in South Africa. The beginning of 2007 had seen a revival in the Indian team's ODI fortunes before the 2007 Cricket World Cup. India beat the likes of West Indies and Sri Lanka to enter the 2007 World Cup as one of the favorites. However, it ended up losing to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to bow out of the competition from the group stage.

Success under MS Dhoni:

India's fortunes completely changed across formats when MS Dhoni took over as captain. Rahul Dravid stepped down as Test captain after guiding India to a series win in England in 2007. After that, Dhoni took charge of the ODI and T20I team. In his maiden assignment, Dhoni led India to the title in the inaugural World T20I which remains India's only World T20I title till date. Anil Kumble, on the other hand, replaced Dravid as the Test captain.

In 2007–08, they toured Australia where India lost the highly controversial Test series 2–1 but managed to win the CB series. In 2009, under Dhoni's captaincy, India beat New Zealand away for the first time in 41 years. In the same year, they beat Sri Lanka 2-0 to move to the top of ICC Test rankings for the first time. They retained the ranking by drawing series against South Africa and Sri Lanka. In October 2010, India whitewashed Australia 2–0 in the home test series, giving them back-to-back series wins against them. Later that year, India National cricket team managed to draw the Test series in South Africa at 1–1.

In 2011, Dhoni guided India to World Cup title. The Men in Blue beat Sri Lanka in the final to end the long 28-year wait for a World Cup. India also became the first team to win the World Cup on home soil.

But soon India's form deteriorated. England thrashed India 4-0 in Tests to displace them as the top Test side. The series was followed by another 4–0 whitewash of India in January 2012 in Australia. The disastrous whitewashes saw the retirement of Dravid and VVS Laxman from Test cricket in 2012. Tendulkar retired in November 2013 after his 200th Test match. With Ganguly having retired in 2008, this period signaled the end of the fabled middle-order batting line-up India had for a decade. The loss in the Test series at home against England ended two disastrous years for India in Tests. In the same year, India lost to Pakistan 2-1 in ODIs at home. They were then knocked out in the second round of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. India also failed to qualify for the 2012 Asia Cup final which closed out a disappointing 2012 for the India national cricket team.

The year 2013, however, saw India bouncing back. India whitewashed Australia 4-0 at home to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.  MS Dhoni & Co. then beat the Aussies 3–2 in the 7-match ODI series and won the one-off T20I. However, India lost heavily against New Zealand and South Africa away from home.

But the team once again proved its critics wrong by winning the ICC Champions Trophy in England by beating the hosts in the final. With that, Dhoni became the first captain in history to win the three major ICC trophies, namely- ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Champions Trophy. This was followed by a victory in the West Indies Triangular Series in 2013  featuring the hosts and Sri Lanka.

In 2014, India toured Bangladesh and England. Although they beat the former 2–0 in 3 One Day Internationals, Team India were beaten 3–1 in 5 Test matches by England. India, however, made up for the loss by winning the ODI series 3-1. Despite being the firm favorites, India failed to reach the final of the Asia Cup in 2014.

In the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 hosted in Bangladesh, India narrowly missed out on another ICC trophy by losing to Sri Lanka in the final. The tournament, however, saw Virat Kohli becoming the batting mainstay of the team as he bagged the man of the series award. India soon comprehensively beat Sri Lanka and West Indies in ODI series to cement their position at the top of the ODI rankings.

India's fortunes in overseas Tests, however, continued to be miserable. They lost 2-0 in Australia in 2014. The series also saw Dhoni retiring from Tests.  Virat Kohli was appointed as the captain of India National cricket team in Tests.

Kohli's first series win as captain came away from home in a 3-match Test series vs Sri Lanka, which signaled the beginning of an unbeaten Test series run for India. In the following two years, India thoroughly dominated in Tests at home.

In 2015, India thrashed South Africa 3-0 at home. The series kickstarted India's unbeaten streak of 19 Test matches which was brought to an end by Australia in early 2017. This series also saw the emergence of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as two of the best spinners and all-rounders. The two spinners were the biggest reasons behind India's dominance at home.

This was followed by limited overs victories over Australia and Sri Lanka away from home. India was knocked out of the 2015 World Cup in the semi-final stage, to eventual winners Australia. India began 2016 by winning the 2016 Asia Cup, remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament, beating Pakistan along the way. India were favorites to win the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 which was being held at home, but they lost in the semi-final to eventual champions West Indies. Virat Kohli was again named the man of the series.

The year 2016 saw India enjoying a lengthy season at home. They hosted New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. India national cricket team whitewashed New Zealand to regain the number one ranking in Test cricket after almost 10 years. Before the series against England in November 2016, MS Dhoni resigned as captain of India in limited overs, thus handing the captaincy to Virat Kohli across all formats. India beat England across all three formats, with a notable 4–0 win in the Test series. This was followed by Test series wins against Bangladesh and Australia. In the process, India became the third team (after South Africa and Australia) to have won their most recent Test series against all the other Test-playing nations.

In 2017, India made it to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy only to lose to Pakistan. The tournament, however, will be remembered for a major controversy. Coach Kumble had to step down after his relation with Kohli soured. Kumble was replaced by Ravi Shastri.

Following the Champions Trophy, India beat the West Indies 3–1 in a 5-match ODI series in the Caribbean in July 2017. India then toured Sri Lanka, and comprehensively defeated them 3-0 in a three-match Test series, the first time India had whitewashed a team away from home in a Test series with at least three games.

In 2018, India's run of nine consecutive series win in Tests came to an end in South Africa with the 2-1 loss. The Men in Blue, however, won the subsequent ODI and T20I series. It was India's first-ever ODI series win in South Africa. Rohit Sharma then led the team to Nidahas Trophy title. But there was absolutely no end to India's overseas woes as they lost to England in Tests. Following that, India won the Asia Cup for a record seventh time.

Team colours:

First Class:

The first-class teams wear white jersey as the norm across the world. In addition to their whites, Indian fielders wear a dark blue cap or a white wide-brimmed sun hat, with the BCCI logo in the center. Helmets are also dark blue.

Limited Overs:

Unlike Tests, India national cricket team wear the blue-colored jersey in T20Is and ODIs.  OPPO is currently the official team sponsor and its logo is present on the central part of the jersey as well as the sleeve of the players' leading arms.

Even since cricket welcomed colored jerseys, Team India has chosen blue as their primary color. The secondary color has changed over the years while yellow and orange have been dominant. After the start of the World Series Cup in 1979, each team had to wear a primary and secondary color on their uniforms and the Indian team elected to wear light blue as their primary color and yellow as their secondary color.

Over the years, the jersey has changed drastically but the primary color has remained the same. For the 1992 World Cup (Benson & Hedges World Cup), the team's colours were changed to navy-blue by ISC, the common kit manufacturer for the tournament. A light shade of blue with yellow as secondary colour and a strip with 10 different colours (representing different nations) was adapted on the uniform for the 1996 World Cup (Wills World Cup) while an even lighter shade of blue and a dominant yellow was used by ASICS, the common kit manufacturer for the 1999 World Cup. The ICC no longer appoints a common kit manufacturer for its tournaments.

In 2005, Nike secured the rights for kit manufacturing. They designed new jerseys for the 2007 World Cup with the lightest shade of blue used by the team till date and golden yellow as the secondary colour. A new tricolour accent was implemented on the right side of the jersey. The colour was changed to a darker feroza blue in 2009 with orange replacing yellow as the secondary colour.

Since international teams started using different kits for T20s and ODIs, Nike released the first T20 kit for the team in 2016. But the primary colour remained same. In 2017, Team India donned a new ODI jersey with a similar shade of blue for the body and a darker shade of blue for the sleeves. The tricolour accent made a return to the uniform as a single thin strip on either sides of upper chest.

Governing body:

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) looks after the Indian cricket team as well as the domestic teams. The board came into operation way back in 1929. It is one of the wealthiest sporting organizations in the world. Not only does it look after the team but also manages the Indian team's sponsorships, its future tours and team selection.

Sponsorship:

OPPO is the current sponsor of the team. It signed a five-year deal with the BCCI in 2017. Previously, the Indian team was sponsored by Star India from 2014 to 2017,[54] Sahara India Pariwar from 2002 to 2013 and ITC Limited (with Wills and ITC Hotels brands) from 1993 to 2002.

Global apparel giants Nike are the current kit sponsor for the Indian team until 2020. Nike had acquired the rights from BCCI in 2005. Since 2015, Paytm is the sponsor for all matches played by the team within India until 2019.Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster until 2023 for all matches the team plays in India.

Here is a list showing the Kit Sponsorship history:

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1993-1996 None Wills
1999-2001 None Wills
2001-2002 None ITC Hotels
2002-2003 None Sahara
2003-2005 Nike Sahara
2005-2013 Nike Sahara
2014-2017 Nike Star India
2017-2020 Nike Oppo
2020-2022 TBA Oppo

Cricket grounds:

The cricket-obsessed nation boasts of several world-famous cricket stadiums. Mostly the state associations look after the ground.  The Bombay Gymkhana was the first ground in India to host a full-scale cricket match featuring an Indian cricket team. The game was between the Parsis and Europeans wayback in 1877.

The Bombay Gymkhana also hosted the first-ever Test match in India in 1933 and it was the only Test it ever hosted. The second and third Tests in the 1933 series were hosted at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and Chepauk in Madras (now Chennai).

After Independence, Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla hosted the first Test in India when the host draw against the West Indies in 1948, just a year after the independence. So far, as many as 21 stadiums in India have hosted at least one Test. In recent times, the BCCI has made a whole-hearted effort to take the game to the unchartered territories as they have set up stadiums in places like Indore, Chandigarh Mohali, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Rajkot, Ranchi, Pune, Dharamshala and Nagpur.

So far, Kolkata's Eden Gardens, which is the second-biggest cricket stadium in the world, has hosted the most number of Tests in India. The stadium was established in 1864 and has witnessed several iconic and controversial games.  Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi is another historical stadium which was established in 1883. This was the very stadium where Anil Kumble had taken a record all ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan.

Here is a list showing the list of stadiums which have hosted at least one international game so far:

Stadium Place First used
Eden Gardens Kolkata 1934
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Delhi 1948
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Chepauk, Chennai 1934
Wankhede Stadium Mumbai 1975
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore 1974
Green Park Kanpur 1952
Brabourne Stadium Mumbai 1948
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium Mohali 1994
Sardar Patel Stadium (Gujarat) Motera, Ahmedabad 1983
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur 2008
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad 2010
Barabati Stadium Cuttack 1987
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot 2016
Holkar Stadium Indore 2016
ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium Visakhapatnam 2016
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune 2017
JSCA International Stadium Complex Ranchi 2017
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Dharamshala 2017
Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur 1987
Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground Greater Noida 2017
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium Guwahati 2017
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun Dehradun 2018
Greenfield International Stadium Thiruvananthapuram 2017
Ekana International Cricket Stadium Lucknow 2018

Here is another list showing the stadiums which used to host international games previously:

Stadium Place First used
Nehru Stadium Chennai 1956
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground Nagpur 1969
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium Hyderabad 1955
Bombay Gymkhana Mumbai 1933
Gandhi Stadium Jalandhar 1983
K. D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow 1994
Sector 16 Stadium Chandigarh 1990
University Ground Lucknow 1952
Barkatullah Khan Stadium Jodhpur 2000
Captain Roop Singh Stadium Gwalior 1988
Gandhi Sports Complex Ground Amritsar 1982
Indira Gandhi Stadium Vijayawada 2002
Indira Priyadarshini Stadium Visakhapatnam 1988
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium New Delhi 1984
Keenan Stadium Jamshedpur 1983
Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground Rajkot 1989
Moin-ul-Haq Stadium Patna 1993
Moti Bagh Stadium Vadodara 1983
Nahar Singh Stadium Faridabad 1988
Nehru Stadium Guwahati 1983
Nehru Stadium Indore 1983
Nehru Stadium Kochi 1998
Nehru Stadium Margao 1989
Nehru Stadium Pune 1984
IPCL Sports Complex Ground Vadodara 1994
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad 1981
Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar 1983
University Stadium Thiruvananthapuram 1984

Captains:

So far, thirty-two men have led India national cricket team in at at least one Test. Out of those 32, only six led the team in more than 25 Tests while six led the team in ODIs but not Tests.

India's journey in international cricket began under the captaincy of CK Nayudu when it took on England in its first-ever Test fifteen years from independence. India's first-ever captain led the side in four games against England - one in England in 1932 and a series of three matches at home a year later. India's first captain after independence was Lala Amarnath. He is also the first captain to lead India to a victory in Tests as well as first series win. Both victories came in a three-match series at home against Pakistan in 1952–53. From 1952 until 1961–62, India had a number of captains such as Vijay Hazare, Polly Umrigar and Nari Contractor.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi then took charge of the team and led the team for 36 Test matches from 1961–62 to 1969–70. He was reinstated as skipper for another four matches against West Indies in 1974–75. While Pataudi is one of India's most decorated skippers, his start was not smooth. In his early years as captain, India was whitewashed in the West Indies, England and Australia. However, in 1967–68, Pataudi led India on its maiden New Zealand tour, which ended in India winning the Test series 3–1. In 1970–71, Ajit Wadekar took over the captaincy from Pataudi. Under Wadekar's captaincy, India registered its first Test series win in the West Indies and England. Wadekar is also the first Indian captain to lead the side in ODIs.

India won its first ODI under the captaincy of Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan in the 1975 Cricket World Cup, against East Africa. From 1975 to 1978-79, Bishan Singh Bedi became the team's captain, leading the side in 22 Tests and 4 ODIs, winning 6 Tests and one ODI.

Bedi was succeeded by Sunil Gavaskar who created the record for leading India in the most number of games at that time. Gavaskar led India in 47 Test matches and 37 ODIs, winning 9 Tests and 14 ODIs. He was succeeded by Kapil Dev in the 1980s, who captained for 34 Test matches, including 4 victories. The most remarkable victory of Kapil Dev's captaincy stint came in 1983 when India upset the mighty West Indies to win its first World Cup. Overall, Kapil Dev captained India to victory in 39 of his 74 ODIs in charge. He also captained India's 2–0 Test series victory in England in 1986. Between 1987–88 and 1989–90, India had three captains in Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri and Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Vengsarkar took over the captaincy from Kapil Dev after the 1987 Cricket World Cup. Although he started with two centuries in his first series as captain, his captaincy period was not as smooth as that of his predecessor. He had to step down as skipper after the disastrous tour of the West Indies in early-1989.

Mohammad Azharuddin became the next India national cricket team Test captain and his appointment started an era that saw the Indian captains serving for long. Azharuddin led the team in 47 Test matches from 1989–90 to 1998–99, winning 14, and in 174 ODIs, winning 90. He was followed by Sachin Tendulkar, who captained the team in 25 Test matches and 73 ODIs in the late 1990s. But unlike his batting, Tendulkar's captaincy record cut a sorry figure. He managed just to win just 4 Test matches and 23 ODIs. He was replaced as ODI captain by Ajay Jadeja and then by Sourav Ganguly.

In 2000, Sourav Ganguly took over as captain after a brief captaincy stint by Ajay Jadeja. Ganguly soon went on to become one of India's most successful skippers. He is hailed as the one who laid the foundation for India's domination in modern-day cricket. Under Ganguly's captaincy, India finally started doing well overseas.  Ganguly remained captain until 2005–06 and became the then most successful Indian captain, winning 21 of his 49 Test matches in charge and 76 of his 146 ODIs. Under his captaincy, India became the joint-winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka, and the runners-up of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. India lost only three Tests at home under Ganguly and managed to draw Test series in England and Australia.

Ganguly was replaced by Rahul Dravid in a controversial manner after the former fell out with the then coach Greg Chappell. A year after taking charge of the team, Dravid led India to its first Test series victory in the West Indies in more than 30 years.

In September 2007, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named as the new captain of the ODI and T20I teams, after Dravid stepped down from the post. Prior to that, Dhoni had led India to the title in the inaugural World T20I.  Anil Kumble was appointed Test captain in November 2007, but retired from international cricket in November 2008 after captaining in 14 Tests. Dhoni succeeded him as the Test captain, making him the captain in all formats.

Dhoni soon went on to create his own legacy, becoming the most successful skipper in the history of Indian cricket. Under his captaincy, India rose to the number one in Test rankings and held the position for 21 months (from November 2009 to August 2011), and set a national record for most back-to-back ODI wins (nine straight wins).

In 2011, he ended India's long 28-year wait for a 50-over World Cup when the team beat Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. A couple of years later, the Dhoni-led side triumphed in the ICC Champions Trophy in England. Thus, Dhoni became the first captain in history to win all three major ICC trophies, namely- ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Till date, he is the only skipper to achieve the incredible feat.

But the second half of his captaincy career was marred by disastrous results in overseas games. India was whitewashed in England and Australia. The team also lost Test series at home against England and in South Africa as well as New Zealand. Dhoni finally stepped down as Test skipper after India lost another Test series in Australia in 2014. He was replaced by current skipper Virat Kohli. Three years later, Dhoni stepped down as limited-overs skipper, thus Kohli became the skipper across formats.

And so far, Kohli has done a commendable job. Under Kohli's captaincy, India was unbeaten in 19 Test matches, starting from a 3–0 series win over New Zealand and ending with a 2–1 series win over Australia. Kohli led India to a record consecutive nine Test series wins which came to an end during the 2-1 loss in South Africa in 2018.

Under Kohli, India also became only the third team after Australia and South Africa to have won their most recent Test series simultaneously against all the other Test playing nations.

Here is a list of India's national cricket team Test captains:

Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
CK Nayudu 1932-1934 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 75
Vizianagram 1936-1936 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 66.66
Nawab of Pataudi 1946-1946 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 33.33
L Amarnath 1947-1952 15 2 6 0 7 0 13.33 40
VS Hazare 1951-1953 14 1 5 0 8 0 7.14 35.71
MH Mankad 1955-1959 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 16.66
Ghulam Ahmed 1955-1959 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 66.66
PR Umrigar 1955-1958 8 2 2 0 4 1 25 25
HR Adhikari 1959-1959 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DK Gaekwad 1959-1959 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 100
P Roy 1959-1959 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 100
GS Ramchand 1959-1960 5 1 2 0 2 1 20 40
NJ Contractor 1960-1962 12 2 2 0 8 1 16.66 16.66
Nawab of Pataudi 1962-1975 40 9 19 0 12 0 22.5 47.5
CG Borde 1967-1967 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 100
AL Wadekar 1971-1974 16 4 4 0 8 1 25 25
S Venkataraghavan 1974-1979 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 40
SM Gavaskar 1976-1985 47 9 8 0 30 1 19.14 17.02
BS Bedi 1976-1978 22 6 11 0 5 1 27.27 50
GR Viswanath 1980-1980 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 50
N Kapil Dev 1983-1987 34 4 7 1 22 1 11.76 20.58
DB Vengsarkar 1987-1989 10 2 5 0 3 0 20 50
RJ Shastri 1988-1988 1 1 0 0 0 - 100 0
K Srikkanth 1989-1989 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
M Azharuddin 1990-1999 47 14 14 0 19 1 29.78 29.78
SR Tendulkar 1996-2000 25 4 9 0 12 0 16 36
SC Ganguly 2000-2005 49 21 13 0 15 1.61 42.85 26.53
R Dravid 2003-2007 25 8 6 0 11 1 32 24
V Sehwag 2005-2012 4 2 1 0 1 2 50 25
A Kumble 2007-2008 14 3 5 0 6 0.6 21.42 35.71
MS Dhoni 2008-2014 60 27 18 0 15 1.5 45 30
V Kohli 2014-2018 43 25 9 0 9 2.77 58.13 20.93
AM Rahane 2017-2018 2 2 0 0 0 - 100 0

Here is a list of India's national cricket team ODI captains:

Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
AL Wadekar 1974-1974 2 0 2 0 0 0
S Venkataraghavan 1975-1979 7 1 6 0 0 14
BS Bedi 1976-1978 4 1 3 0 0 25
SM Gavaskar 1980-1985 37 14 21 0 2 40
GR Viswanath 1981-1981 1 0 1 0 0 0
N Kapil Dev 1982-1987 74 39 33 0 2 54
SMH Kirmani 1983-1983 1 0 1 0 0 0
M Amarnath 1984-1984 1 0 0 0 1 -
RJ Shastri 1987-1991 11 4 7 0 0 36
DB Vengsarkar 1987-1989 18 8 10 0 0 44
K Srikkanth 1989-1989 13 4 8 0 1 33
M Azharuddin 1990-1999 174 90 76 2 6 54
SR Tendulkar 1996-2000 73 23 43 1 6 35
A Jadeja 1998-1999 13 8 5 0 0 62
SC Ganguly 1999-2005 146 76 65 0 5 54
R Dravid 2000-2007 79 42 33 0 4 56
A Kumble 2002-2002 1 1 0 0 0 100
V Sehwag 2003-2012 12 7 5 0 0 58
MS Dhoni 2007-2018 200 110 74 5 11 60
SK Raina 2010-2014 12 6 5 0 1 55
G Gambhir 2010-2011 6 6 0 0 0 100
V Kohli 2013-2018 57 42 13 1 1 76
AM Rahane 2015-2015 3 3 0 0 0 100
RG Sharma 2017-2018 8 7 1 0 0 88

Here is a list of India's national cricket team T20 captains:

Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
V Sehwag 2006-2006 1 1 0 0 0 100
MS Dhoni 2007-2016 72 41 28 1 2 59.28
SK Raina 2010-2011 3 3 0 0 0 100
AM Rahane 2015-2015 2 1 1 0 0 50
V Kohli 2017-2018 20 12 7 0 1 63.15
RG Sharma 2017-2018 12 11 1 0 0 91.66

Coaches:

Before the 1990s, India did not give much preference to hiring a coach. The team used to be accompanied by ad hoc team manager on a tour-wise basis. However, things chances when Bishan Singh Bedi was appointed in 1990. Since then, India started hiring full-time coaches on a regular basis.

In 2000, Indian cricket saw a watershed moment when John Wright became the team's first overseas coach. Since then, the likes of Greg Chappell, Gary Kirsten and Duncan Fletcher have coached the team. The trend of hiring overseas coach came to an end when Anil Kumble took charge in 2016 before being replaced by Ravi Shastri a year later.

Here is a list showing the individuals who have coached India national cricket team:

Coach Tenure
Bishen Singh Bedi 1990-1991
Abbas Ali Baig 1991–1992
Ajit Wadekar 1992–1996
Sandeep Patil 1996
Madan Lal 1996–1997
Anshuman Gaekwad 1997–1999
Kapil Dev 1999–2000
John Wright 2000–2005
Greg Chappell 2005–2007
Gary Kirsten 2007–2011
Duncan Fletcher 2011–2015
Ravi Shastri (Team director) 2014-2016
Sanjay Bangar (Interim coach) 2016
Anil Kumble 2016–2017
Ravi Shastri 2017–Present

Results in international cricket:

India's journey in international cricket is nothing less than an adventure. The team began its journey as underdogs and are currently one of the biggest if not the biggest team in world cricket. India has been on top of ICC Test rankings for over two years now and is one of the finest limited-overs team in the world for quite some time now.

So here we take a look at India's performance in international cricket:

India's national cricket team performance in Tests:

Series Season Winner Margin
India in England Test Match 1932 England 1-0 (1)
England in India Test Series 1933/34 England 2-0 (3)
India in England Test Series 1936 England 2-0 (3)
India in England Test Series 1946 England 1-0 (3)
India in Australia Test Series 1947/48 Australia 4-0 (5)
West Indies in India Test Series 1948/49 West Indies 1-0 (5)
England in India Test Series 1951/52 drawn 1-1 (5)
India in England Test Series 1952 England 3-0 (4)
Pakistan in India Test Series 1952/53 India 2-1 (5)
India in West Indies Test Series 1952/53 West Indies 1-0 (5)
India in Pakistan Test Series 1954/55 drawn 0-0 (5)
New Zealand in India Test Series 1955/56 India 2-0 (5)
Australia in India Test Series 1956/57 Australia 2-0 (3)
West Indies in India Test Series 1958/59 West Indies 3-0 (5)
India in England Test Series 1959 England 5-0 (5)
Australia in India Test Series 1959/60 Australia 2-1 (5)
Pakistan in India Test Series 1960/61 drawn 0-0 (5)
England in India Test Series 1961/62 India 2-0 (5)
India in West Indies Test Series 1961/62 West Indies 5-0 (5)
England in India Test Series 1963/64 drawn 0-0 (5)
Australia in India Test Series 1964/65 drawn 1-1 (3)
New Zealand in India Test Series 1964/65 India 1-0 (4)
West Indies in India Test Series 1966/67 West Indies 2-0 (3)
India in England Test Series 1967 England 3-0 (3)
India in Australia Test Series 1967/68 Australia 4-0 (4)
India in New Zealand Test Series 1967/68 India 3-1 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 1969/70 drawn 1-1 (3)
Australia in India Test Series 1969/70 Australia 3-1 (5)
India in West Indies Test Series 1970/71 India 1-0 (5)
India in England Test Series 1971 India 1-0 (3)
England in India Test Series 1972/73 India 2-1 (5)
India in England Test Series 1974 England 3-0 (3)
West Indies in India Test Series 1974/75 West Indies 3-2 (5)
India in New Zealand Test Series 1975/76 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in West Indies Test Series 1975/76 West Indies 2-1 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 1976/77 India 2-0 (3)
England in India Test Series 1976/77 England 3-1 (5)
India in Australia Test Series 1977/78 Australia 3-2 (5)
India in Pakistan Test Series 1978/79 Pakistan 2-0 (3)
West Indies in India Test Series 1978/79 India 1-0 (6)
India in England Test Series 1979 England 1-0 (4)
Australia in India Test Series 1979/80 India 2-0 (6)
Pakistan in India Test Series 1979/80 India 2-0 (6)
Golden Jubilee Test (England in India) 1979/80 England
India in Australia Test Series 1980/81 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in New Zealand Test Series 1980/81 New Zealand 1-0 (3)
England in India Test Series 1981/82 India 1-0 (6)
India in England Test Series 1982 England 1-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India Test Match 1982/83 drawn 0-0 (1)
India in Pakistan Test Series 1982/83 Pakistan 3-0 (6)
India in West Indies Test Series 1982/83 West Indies 2-0 (5)
Pakistan in India Test Series 1983/84 drawn 0-0 (3)
West Indies in India Test Series 1983/84 West Indies 3-0 (6)
India in Pakistan Test Series 1984/85 drawn 0-0 (2)
England in India Test Series 1984/85 England 2-1 (5)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 1985 Sri Lanka 1-0 (3)
India in Australia Test Series 1985/86 drawn 0-0 (3)
India in England Test Series 1986 India 2-0 (3)
Australia in India Test Series 1986/87 drawn 0-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 1986/87 India 2-0 (3)
Pakistan in India Test Series 1986/87 Pakistan 1-0 (5)
West Indies in India Test Series 1987/88 drawn 1-1 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 1988/89 India 2-1 (3)
India in West Indies Test Series 1988/89 West Indies 3-0 (4)
India in Pakistan Test Series 1989/90 drawn 0-0 (4)
India in New Zealand Test Series 1989/90 New Zealand 1-0 (3)
India in England Test Series 1990 England 1-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India Test Match 1990/91 India 1-0 (1)
India in Australia Test Series 1991/92 Australia 4-0 (5)
India in Zimbabwe Test Match 1992/93 drawn 0-0 (1)
India in South Africa Test Series 1992/93 South Africa 1-0 (4)
England in India Test Series 1992/93 India 3-0 (3)
Zimbabwe in India Test Match 1992/93 India 1-0 (1)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 1993 India 1-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 1993/94 India 3-0 (3)
India in New Zealand Test Match 1993/94 drawn 0-0 (1)
West Indies in India Test Series 1994/95 drawn 1-1 (3)
New Zealand in India Test Series 1995/96 India 1-0 (3)
India in England Test Series 1996 England 1-0 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 1996/97 India 1-0 (1)
South Africa in India Test Series 1996/97 India 2-1 (3)
India in South Africa Test Series 1996/97 South Africa 2-0 (3)
India in West Indies Test Series 1996/97 West Indies 1-0 (5)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 1997 drawn 0-0 (2)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 1997/98 drawn 0-0 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 1997/98 India 2-1 (3)
India in Zimbabwe Test Match 1998/99 Zimbabwe 1-0 (1)
India in New Zealand Test Series 1998/99 New Zealand 1-0 (2)
Pakistan in India Test Series 1998/99 drawn 1-1 (2)
Asian Test Championship (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh/India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka) 1998/99 Pakistan
New Zealand in India Test Series 1999/00 India 1-0 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 1999/00 Australia 3-0 (3)
South Africa in India Test Series 1999/00 South Africa 2-0 (2)
India in Bangladesh Test Match 2000/01 India 1-0 (1)
Zimbabwe in India Test Series 2000/01 India 1-0 (2)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2000/01 India 2-1 (3)
India in Zimbabwe Test Series 2001 drawn 1-1 (2)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 2001 Sri Lanka 2-1 (3)
India in South Africa Test Series 2001/02 South Africa 1-0 (2)
England in India Test Series 2001/02 India 1-0 (3)
Zimbabwe in India Test Series 2001/02 India 2-0 (2)
India in West Indies Test Series 2002 West Indies 2-1 (5)
India in England Test Series 2002 drawn 1-1 (4)
West Indies in India Test Series 2002/03 India 2-0 (3)
India in New Zealand Test Series 2002/03 New Zealand 2-0 (2)
New Zealand in India Test Series 2003/04 drawn 0-0 (2)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2003/04 drawn 1-1 (4)
India in Pakistan Test Series 2003/04 India 2-1 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2004/05 Australia 2-1 (4)
South Africa in India Test Series 2004/05 India 1-0 (2)
India in Bangladesh Test Series 2004/05 India 2-0 (2)
Pakistan in India Test Series 2004/05 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in Zimbabwe Test Series 2005 India 2-0 (2)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 2005/06 India 2-0 (3)
India in Pakistan Test Series 2005/06 Pakistan 1-0 (3)
England in India Test Series 2005/06 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in West Indies Test Series 2006 India 1-0 (4)
India in South Africa Test Series 2006/07 South Africa 2-1 (3)
India in Bangladesh Test Series 2007 India 1-0 (2)
Pataudi Trophy (India in England) 2007 India 1-0 (3)
Pakistan in India Test Series 2007/08 India 1-0 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2007/08 Australia 2-1 (4)
South Africa in India Test Series 2007/08 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 2008 Sri Lanka 2-1 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2008/09 India 2-0 (4)
England in India Test Series 2008/09 India 1-0 (2)
India in New Zealand Test Series 2008/09 India 1-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 2009/10 India 2-0 (3)
India in Bangladesh Test Series 2009/10 India 2-0 (2)
South Africa in India Test Series 2009/10 drawn 1-1 (2)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 2010 drawn 1-1 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2010/11 India 2-0 (2)
New Zealand in India Test Series 2010/11 India 1-0 (3)
India in South Africa Test Series 2010/11 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in West Indies Test Series 2011 India 1-0 (3)
Pataudi Trophy (India in England) 2011 England 4-0 (4)
West Indies in India Test Series 2011/12 India 2-0 (3)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2011/12 Australia 4-0 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 2012 India 2-0 (2)
England in India Test Series 2012/13 England 2-1 (4)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2012/13 India 4-0 (4)
West Indies in India Test Series 2013/14 India 2-0 (2)
India in South Africa Test Series 2013/14 South Africa 1-0 (2)
India in New Zealand Test Series 2013/14 New Zealand 1-0 (2)
Pataudi Trophy (India in England) 2014 England 3-1 (5)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (India in Australia) 2014/15 Australia 2-0 (4)
India in Bangladesh Test Match 2015 drawn 0-0 (1)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 2015 India 2-1 (3)
Freedom Trophy (South Africa in India) 2015/16 India 3-0 (4)
India in West Indies Test Series 2016 India 2-0 (4)
New Zealand in India Test Series 2016/17 India 3-0 (3)
England in India Test Series 2016/17 India 4-0 (5)
Bangladesh in India Test Match 2016/17 India 1-0 (1)
Border-Gavaskar Trophy (Australia in India) 2016/17 India 2-1 (4)
India in Sri Lanka Test Series 2017 India 3-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India Test Series 2017/18 India 1-0 (3)
Freedom Trophy (India in South Africa) 2017/18 South Africa 2-1 (3)
Afghanistan in India Test Match 2018 India 1-0 (1)
Pataudi Trophy (India in England) 2018 England 4-1 (5)
West Indies in India Test Series 2018/19 India 2-0 (2)

India's performances in ODIs:

Series/Tournament Season Winner Margin
Prudential Trophy (India in England) 1974 England 2-0 (2)
Prudential World Cup (in England) 1975 West Indies
India in New Zealand ODI Series 1975/76 New Zealand 2-0 (2)
India in Pakistan ODI Series 1978/79 Pakistan 2-1 (3)
Prudential World Cup (in England) 1979 West Indies
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia) 1980/81 Australia
India in New Zealand ODI Series 1980/81 New Zealand 2-0 (2)
England in India ODI Series 1981/82 India 2-1 (3)
Prudential Trophy (India in England) 1982 England 2-0 (2)
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 1982/83 India 3-0 (3)
India in Pakistan ODI Series 1982/83 Pakistan 3-1 (4)
India in West Indies ODI Series 1982/83 West Indies 2-1 (3)
Prudential World Cup (in England) 1983 India
Pakistan in India ODI Series 1983/84 India 2-0 (2)
West Indies in India ODI Series 1983/84 West Indies 5-0 (5)
Rothmans Asia Cup (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1983/84 India
Australia in India ODI Series 1984/85 Australia 3-0 (5)
India in Pakistan ODI Series 1984/85 Pakistan 1-0 (2)
England in India ODI Series 1984/85 England 4-1 (5)
Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket (in Australia) 1984/85 India
Rothmans Four-Nations Cup (Australia, England, India, Pakistan in United Arab Emirates) 1984/85 India
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 1985 drawn 1-1 (3)
Rothmans Sharjah Cup (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) 1985/86 West Indies
Benson & Hedges World Series Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in Australia) 1985/86 Australia
Austral-Asia Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1985/86 Pakistan
Texaco Trophy (India in England) 1986 India 1-1 (2)
Australia in India ODI Series 1986/87 India 3-2 (6)
Champions Trophy (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) 1986/87 West Indies
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 1986/87 India 4-1 (5)
Pakistan in India ODI Series 1986/87 Pakistan 5-1 (6)
Sharjah Cup (Australia, England, India, Pakistan in United Arab Emirates) 1986/87 England
Reliance World Cup (in India/Pakistan) 1987/88 Australia
Indian Board Benevolent Fund Match (West Indies in India) 1987/88 West Indies 1-0 (1)
West Indies in India ODI Series 1987/88 West Indies 6-1 (7)
Sharjah Cup (India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1987/88 India
Champions Trophy (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) 1988/89 West Indies
Wills Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh) 1988/89 India
New Zealand in India ODI Series 1988/89 India 4-0 (4)
India in West Indies ODI Series 1988/89 West Indies 5-0 (5)
Champions Trophy (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) 1989/90 Pakistan
MRF World Series (Nehru Cup) (Australia, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies in India) 1989/90 Pakistan
India in Pakistan ODI Series 1989/90 Pakistan 2-0 (3)
Rothmans Cup Triangular Series (Australia, India, New Zealand in New Zealand) 1989/90 Australia
Austral-Asia Cup (Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1990 Pakistan
Texaco Trophy (India in England) 1990 India 2-0 (2)
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 1990/91 India 2-1 (3)
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka in India) 1990/91 India
Wills Trophy (India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) 1991/92 Pakistan
South Africa in India ODI Series 1991/92 India 2-1 (3)
Benson & Hedges World Series (Australia, India, West Indies in Australia) 1991/92 Australia
Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand) 1991/92 Pakistan
India in Zimbabwe ODI Match 1992/93 India 1-0 (1)
India in South Africa ODI Series 1992/93 South Africa 5-2 (7)
England in India ODI Series 1992/93 drawn 3-3 (6)
Zimbabwe in India ODI Series 1992/93 India 3-0 (3)
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 1993 Sri Lanka 2-1 (3)
C.A.B. Jubilee Tournament (Hero Cup) (India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe in India) 1993/94 India
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 1993/94 India 2-1 (3)
India in New Zealand ODI Series 1993/94 drawn 2-2 (4)
Pepsi Austral-Asia Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates in United Arab Emirates) 1993/94 Pakistan
Singer World Series (Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 1994 India
Wills World Series (India, New Zealand, West Indies in India) 1994/95 India
West Indies in India ODI Series 1994/95 India 4-1 (5)
New Zealand Centenary Tournament (Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa) 1994/95 Australia
Pepsi Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1994/95 India
New Zealand in India ODI Series 1995/96 India 3-2 (5)
Wills World Cup (in India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka) 1995/96 Sri Lanka
Singer Cup (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Singapore) 1995/96 Pakistan
Pepsi Sharjah Cup (India, Pakistan, South Africa in United Arab Emirates) 1995/96 South Africa
Texaco Trophy (India in England) 1996 England 2-0 (3)
Singer World Series (Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka) 1996 Sri Lanka
Sahara 'Friendship' Cup (India, Pakistan in Canada) 1996 Pakistan 3-2 (5)
Titan Cup (Australia, India, South Africa in India) 1996/97 India
Mohinder Amarnath Benefit Match (South Africa in India) 1996/97 India
Standard Bank International One-Day Series (India, South Africa, Zimbabwe in South Africa) 1996/97 South Africa
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series 1996/97 Zimbabwe 1-0 (1)
India in West Indies ODI Series 1996/97 West Indies 3-1 (4)
Pepsi Independence Cup (India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in India) 1997 Sri Lanka
Pepsi Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 1997 Sri Lanka
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 1997 Sri Lanka 3-0 (3)
Sahara 'Friendship' Cup (India, Pakistan in Canada) 1997 India 4-1 (5)
India in Pakistan ODI Series 1997/98 Pakistan 2-1 (3)
Akai-Singer Champions Trophy (England, India, Pakistan, West Indies in United Arab Emirates) 1997/98 England
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 1997/98 drawn 1-1 (3)
Silver Jubilee Independence Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan in Bangladesh) 1997/98 India
Pepsi Triangular Series (Australia, India, Zimbabwe in India) 1997/98 Australia
Coca-Cola Cup (Australia, India, New Zealand in United Arab Emirates) 1997/98 India
Coca-Cola Triangular Series (Bangladesh, India, Kenya in India) 1998 India
Singer-Akai Nidahas Trophy (India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 1998 India
Sahara 'Friendship' Cup (India, Pakistan in Canada) 1998 Pakistan 4-1 (5)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series 1998/99 India 2-1 (3)
Wills International Cup (in Bangladesh) 1998/99 South Africa
Coca-Cola Champions Trophy (India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe in United Arab Emirates) 1998/99 India
India in New Zealand ODI Series 1998/99 drawn 2-2 (5)
Pepsi Cup (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in India) 1998/99 Pakistan
Coca-Cola Cup (England, India, Pakistan in United Arab Emirates) 1998/99 Pakistan
ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland) 1999 Australia
Aiwa Cup (Australia, India, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 1999 Sri Lanka
Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge (India, West Indies, Zimbabwe in Singapore) 1999 West Indies
DMC Cup (India, West Indies in Canada) 1999 India 2-1 (3)
LG Cup (India, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe in Kenya) 1999/00 South Africa
New Zealand in India ODI Series 1999/00 India 3-2 (5)
Carlton & United Series (Australia, India, Pakistan in Australia) 1999/00 Australia
South Africa in India ODI Series 1999/00 India 3-2 (5)
Coca-Cola Cup (India, Pakistan, South Africa in United Arab Emirates) 1999/00 Pakistan
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh) 2000 Pakistan
ICC KnockOut (in Kenya) 2000/01 New Zealand
Coca-Cola Champions Trophy (India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe in United Arab Emirates) 2000/01 Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe in India ODI Series 2000/01 India 4-1 (5)
Australia in India ODI Series 2000/01 Australia 3-2 (5)
Coca-Cola Cup (Zimbabwe) (India, West Indies, Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe) 2001 West Indies
Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) (India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 2001 Sri Lanka
Standard Bank Triangular Tournament (India, Kenya, South Africa in South Africa) 2001/02 South Africa
England in India ODI Series 2001/02 drawn 3-3 (6)
Zimbabwe in India ODI Series 2001/02 India 3-2 (5)
India in West Indies ODI Series 2002 India 2-1 (5)
NatWest Series (England, India, Sri Lanka in England) 2002 India
ICC Champions Trophy (in Sri Lanka) 2002/03 shared
West Indies in India ODI Series 2002/03 West Indies 4-3 (7)
India in New Zealand ODI Series 2002/03 New Zealand 5-2 (7)
ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe) 2002/03 Australia
TVS Cup (Bangladesh) (Bangladesh, India, South Africa in Bangladesh) 2003 shared
TVS Cup (India) (Australia, India, New Zealand in India) 2003/04 Australia
VB Series (Australia, India, Zimbabwe in Australia) 2003/04 Australia
India in Pakistan ODI Series 2003/04 India 3-2 (5)
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates in Sri Lanka) 2004 Sri Lanka
Videocon Cup (Australia, India, Pakistan in Netherlands) 2004 Australia
NatWest Challenge (England, India, Wales in England) 2004 England 2-1 (3)
ICC Champions Trophy (in England) 2004 West Indies
BCCI Platinum Jubilee Match (Pakistan in India) 2004/5 Pakistan
India in Bangladesh ODI Series 2004/05 India 2-1 (3)
Pakistan in India ODI Series 2004/5 Pakistan 4-2 (6)
Indian Oil Cup (India, Sri Lanka, West Indies in Sri Lanka) 2005 Sri Lanka
Videocon Triangular Series (India, New Zealand, Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe) 2005 New Zealand
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 2005/06 India 6-1 (7)
South Africa in India ODI Series 2005/06 drawn 2-2 (5)
India in Pakistan ODI Series 2005/6 India 4-1 (5)
England in India ODI Series 2005/6 India 5-1 (7)
DLF Cup (India, Pakistan in United Arab Emirates) 2005/06 drawn 1-1 (2)
India in West Indies ODI Series 2006 West Indies 4-1 (5)
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 2006 drawn 0-0 (3)
Unitech Cup (India, South Africa, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 2006 abandoned
DLF Cup (Australia, India, West Indies in Malaysia) 2006/07 Australia
ICC Champions Trophy (in India) 2006/07 Australia
India in South Africa ODI Series 2006/07 South Africa 4-0 (5)
West Indies in India ODI Series 2006/07 India 3-1 (4)
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 2006/07 India 2-1 (4)
ICC World Cup (in West Indies) 2006/07 Australia
India in Bangladesh ODI Series 2007 India 2-0 (3)
India in Ireland ODI Match 2007 India 1-0 (1)
Future Cup (India, South Africa in Ireland) 2007 India 2-1 (3)
Future Friendship Cup (India, Pakistan in Scotland) 2007 abandoned 0-0 (1)
India in Scotland ODI Match 2007 India 1-0 (1)
NatWest Series [India in England] 2007 England 4-3 (7)
Australia in India ODI Series 2007/08 Australia 4-2 (7)
Pakistan in India ODI Series 2007/08 India 3-2 (5)
Commonwealth Bank Series (Australia, India, Sri Lanka in Australia) 2007/08 India
Kitply Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan in Bangladesh) 2008 Pakistan
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates in Pakistan) 2008 Sri Lanka
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 2008 India 3-2 (5)
England in India ODI Series 2008/09 India 5-0 (5)
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 2008/09 India 4-1 (5)
India in New Zealand ODI Series 2008/09 India 3-1 (5)
India in West Indies ODI Series 2009 India 2-1 (4)
Compaq Cup (India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 2009 India
ICC Champions Trophy (in South Africa) 2009/10 Australia
Australia in India ODI Series 2009/10 Australia 4-2 (7)
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 2009/10 India 3-1 (5)
Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh 2009/10 Sri Lanka
South Africa in India ODI Series 2009/10 India 2-1 (3)
Zimbabwe Triangular Series (India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe) 2010 Sri Lanka
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 2010 India
Sri Lanka Triangular Series (India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka) 2010 Sri Lanka
Australia in India ODI Series 2010/11 India 1-0 (3)
New Zealand in India ODI Series 2010/11 India 5-0 (5)
India in South Africa ODI Series 2010/11 South Africa 3-2 (5)
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka) 2010/11 India
India in West Indies ODI Series 2011 India 3-2 (5)
NatWest Series [India in England] 2011 England 3-0 (5)
England in India ODI Series 2011/12 India 5-0 (5)
West Indies in India ODI Series 2011/12 India 4-1 (5)
Commonwealth Bank Series (Australia, India, Sri Lanka in Australia) 2011/12 Australia
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh) 2011/12 Pakistan
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 2012 India 4-1 (5)
Pakistan in India ODI Series 2012/13 Pakistan 2-1 (3)
England in India ODI Series 2012/13 India 3-2 (5)
ICC Champions Trophy (in England) 2013 India
West Indies Tri-Nation Series (India, Sri Lanka, West Indies) 2013 India
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series 2013 India 5-0 (5)
Australia in India ODI Series 2013/14 India 3-2 (7)
West Indies in India ODI Series 2013/14 India 2-1 (3)
India in South Africa ODI Series 2013/14 South Africa 2-0 (3)
India in New Zealand ODI Series 2013/14 New Zealand 4-0 (5)
Asia Cup (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh) 2013/14 Sri Lanka
India in Bangladesh ODI Series 2014 India 2-0 (3)
India in England ODI Series 2014 India 3-1 (5)
West Indies in India ODI Series 2014/15 India 2-1 (5)
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 2014/15 India 5-0 (5)
Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series (Australia, England, India in Australia) 2014/15 Australia
ICC Cricket World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand) 2014/15 Australia
India in Bangladesh ODI Series 2015 Bangladesh 2-1 (3)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series 2015 India 3-0 (3)
South Africa in India ODI Series 2015/16 South Africa 3-2 (5)
India in Australia ODI Series 2015/16 Australia 4-1 (5)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series 2016 India 3-0 (3)
New Zealand in India ODI Series 2016/17 India 3-2 (5)
England in India ODI Series 2016/17 India 2-1 (3)
ICC Champions Trophy (in England) 2017 Pakistan
India in West Indies ODI Series 2017 India 3-1 (5)
India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 2017 India 5-0 (5)
Australia in India ODI Series 2017/18 India 4-1 (5)
New Zealand in India ODI Series 2017/18 India 2-1 (3)
Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 2017/18 India 2-1 (3)
India in South Africa ODI Series 2017/18 India 5-1 (6)
India in England ODI Series 2018 England 2-1 (3)
Asia Cup (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 2018 India
West Indies in India ODI Series 2018/19 India 3-1 (5)

India's performances in T20Is:

Series/Tournament Season Winner Margin
India in South Africa T20I Match 2006/07 India 1-0 (1)
ICC World Twenty20 (in South Africa) 2007/08 India
Australia in India T20I Match 2007/08 India 1-0 (1)
India in Australia T20I Match 2007/08 Australia 1-0 (1)
India in Sri Lanka T20I Match 2008/09 India 1-0 (1)
India in New Zealand T20I Series 2008/09 New Zealand 2-0 (2)
ICC World Twenty20 (in England) 2009 Pakistan
Sri Lanka in India T20I Series 2009/10 drawn 1-1 (2)
ICC World Twenty20 (in West Indies) 2010 England
India in Zimbabwe T20I Series 2010 India 2-0 (2)
India in South Africa T20I Match 2010/11 India 1-0 (1)
India in West Indies T20I Match 2011 India 1-0 (1)
India in England T20I Match 2011 England 1-0 (1)
England in India T20I Match 2011/12 England 1-0 (1)
India in Australia T20I Series 2011/12 drawn 1-1 (2)
India in South Africa T20I Match 2011/12 South Africa 1-0 (1)
India in Sri Lanka T20I Match 2012 India 1-0 (1)
New Zealand in India T20I Series 2012 New Zealand 1-0 (2)
ICC World Twenty20 (in Sri Lanka) 2012/13 West Indies
England in India T20I Series 2012/13 drawn 1-1 (2)
Pakistan in India T20I Series 2012/13 drawn 1-1 (2)
India v Australia T20I Match (in India) 2013/14 India 1-0 (1)
World T20 (in Bangladesh) 2013/14 Sri Lanka
India in England T20I Match 2014 England 1-0 (1)
India in Zimbabwe T20I Series 2015 drawn 1-1 (2)
South Africa in India T20I Series 2015/16 South Africa 2-0 (3)
India in Australia T20I Series 2015/16 India 3-0 (3)
Sri Lanka in India T20I Series 2015/16 India 2-1 (3)
Asia Cup (in Bangladesh) 2015/16 India
World T20 (in India) 2015/16 West Indies
India in Zimbabwe T20I Series 2016 India 2-1 (3)
West Indies v India T20I Series (in United States of America) 2016 West Indies 1-0 (2)
England in India T20I Series 2016/17 India 2-1 (3)
India in West Indies T20I Match 2017 West Indies 1-0 (1)
India in Sri Lanka T20I Match 2017 India 1-0 (1)
Australia in India T20I Series 2017/18 drawn 1-1 (3)
New Zealand in India T20I Series 2017/18 India 2-1 (3)
Sri Lanka in India T20I Series 2017/18 India 3-0 (3)
India in South Africa T20I Series 2017/18 India 2-1 (3)
Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 2017/18 India
India in Ireland T20I Series 2018 India 2-0 (2)
India in England T20I Series 2018 India 2-1 (3)
West Indies in India T20I Series 2018/19 India 3-0 (3)
India in Australia T20I Series 2018/19 drawn 1-1 (3)

ICC Rankings:

One of the most consistent teams in the world across formats, India is in top two of the ICC rankings in all the three forms of the game. In Tests, India is number one while in ODIs and T20Is, they are placed second.

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IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- ICC T20 World Cup, 2021

IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 16th match between India and Pakistan of  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

IND vs PAK 16th T20I ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match Preview:

The 16th match, Group 2 of the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2021, will be played between India and Pakistan at the venue of Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Sunday.

Both teams will face each other after an almost two years gap, having last met in ICC World Cup 2019. Both India and Pakistan will be looking for a winning start in this T20 World cup and it will be a high-pressure game.

India have won all of their 5 matches against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, and will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak in this World Cup as well.

Team India are in red hot form ahead of the men event as they won both warm-up matches. The Blue beat England in the first match while in the second match they registered victory over Australia.

On the other hand, Pakistan have a mixed form as they played a couple of warm-up matches where in the first match they beat the defending champions West Indies by 7 wickets before going down by 6 wickets against South Africa in their second warm-up match.

IND vs PAK 16th T20I ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match Details:

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 24th Oct, at 07:30 PM IST

Live Score:  CricketAddictor

IND vs PAK 16th T20I ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match Pitch Report:

A competitive track is in store at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium with help on offer for both the pacer and spinners. The ball should skid on nicely to the bat in the early stages with the batters looking to target the power play overs. The spinners will come into play in the middle overs with the skewed dimensions of the ground likely to have a say as well. Wickets in hand will be key, with both teams likely to prefer chasing upon winning the toss. 160-170 should be a good total at this venue with dew likely to come into play in the second innings.

IND vs PAK 16th T20I ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match Probable Playing XIs:

IND: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav/Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy

PAK: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali/Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Top Picks for IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

IND

KL Rahul has been in splendid form in the recently concluded IPL. the opening batsman has smashed 626 runs at an average of 62.60 and has scores of 51 and 39 in the two warm-up games. Thus, he will be a good captaincy option in the fantasy team.

Rohit Sharma the hit man is known as a big match player and he understands how to handle pressure. he will open for India along with KL Rahul. He looked in good touch in the last match as he smashed 60 runs against Australia in a warm-up match.

Virat Kohli has blown hot and cold form in the recent past. the skipper has been very inconsistent in IPL 2021. but in the last five T20I, he scores 0, 76 not out, 77 not out, 1, and 80 out. He is a quality batsman.

Ravindra Jadeja was Chennai Super Kings’ go-to player as they went on to win the IPL trophy a couple of weeks ago. Jadeja has improved in leaps and bounds with the bat, often serving the role of finisher to aplomb. Adding his left-arm spin only adds value to his case for inclusion in your IND vs PAK Dream11 fantasy team.

Varun Chakravarthy is the main weapon for India in this World Cup. He can bowl at any stage of the match. The Pakistani batters haven’t faced him before, and it will be a challenge for them to decipher the mystery spinner. He has picked up 2 wickets in his 3 T20Is.

Mohammad Shami has been brilliant with the ball. the premium pacer has picked 19 wickets in 14 matches of IPL 2021. he has also scalped 3 wickets against England in a warm-up match.

Jasprit Bumrah appeared in good form in the Indian T20 League. He has the ability to pose threats to the strongest of the oppositions. The pacer will be skipper Virat Kohli’s go-to man in crunch moments.

PAK

Babar Azam the skipper of Pakistan is going to be a popular pick as fantasy captain and vice-captain. The top-order batsman is in excellent form in T20I cricket and has mustered 523 runs in 14 innings this year.

Mohammad Rizwan is the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in this T20I year. The wicket-keeper batsman has mustered 752 runs at an average of 94 and a strike rate of 140.03. He has smashed seven fifties and a ton in 14 innings.

Veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez’s experience will definitely come into play in this match. He didn’t do well in the last couple of warm-up matches, but will still be a good pick for your fantasy teams. He has mustered 2429 runs and has also picked up 60 wickets in this T20I career.

Shaheen Shah Afridi the left-arm pacer will be a key bowler for pacer Pakistan. He can pick wickets with the new ball and is effective at the death too. he took two wickets in each of the warm-up matches.

Hasan Ali is the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20Is this year. He has picked up 17 wickets in 10 innings and has an economy rate of 7.74.

Haris Rauf can take the pace off the ball and he has got a good short delivery as well. He has picked up 28 wickets in his 23 T20Is at an economy of 8.94.

IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
KL Rahul     15 runs 2, 5, 2, 2, 28
Virat Kohli  231 runs 2, 98, 109, 5, 107
Mohammad Shami   4 wickets 56, 4, 4, 56, 4
Babar Azam    62 runs 69, 125, 47, 24, 71
Mohammad Hafeez  7 runs + 5 wickets 102, 29, 61, 4, 4
Shaheen Shah Afridi 5 wickets 117, 39, 4, 10, 27

IND vs PAK ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain –  Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain –  Mohammad Hafeez, KL Rahul

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs PAK Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper-  Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen-  KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Babar Azam

All-Rounders-  Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Hafeez(vc)

Bowlers-  Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy, Shaheen Shah Afridi

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Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs PAK Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper-  Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen-  KL Rahul(vc), Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Babar Azam

All-Rounders-  Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Hafeez

Bowlers-  Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Haris Rauf

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IND vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

IND vs PAK 16th T20I ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match of ICC T20 World Cup.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

 

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IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream 11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2021

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 14th match between India and Australia of  ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches.

IND vs AUS 14th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Preview:

In the 14th warm-up match of the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2021, India will lock horns with Australia at the ICC Academy Ground, Dubai on Wednesday.

As preparations for the World Cup are in full swing, both India and Australia have a formidable squad at their disposal. Both teams won their first warm-up fixtures on Monday and will be raring to get another win to keep the momentum going into the mega tournament.

India will be quite pleased with their performance against England. They cruised to a comfortable win, chasing down the target of 189 runs with an over to spare. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin were miserly in the first innings, putting a halt to the flow of runs. Mohammed Shami starred with a three-fer.

Rahul Chahar was expensive in his four overs but picked up a wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a rare off-day, conceding 54 runs off his four overs without picking up a wicket. In their second warm-up game, the likes of Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy and Ravindra Jadeja might get an opportunity with the ball in hand.

Chasing the target, India initially got off to a tentative start as they were only able to score 15 runs off the first three overs. However, what followed was utter destruction, as KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan took the bowlers to the cleaners, finishing with 59 runs off the powerplay.

Rahul’s quickfire half century, along with Kishan’s blistering 46-ball 70 set the tone. Skipper Virat Kohli will look to find form in this game while Suryakumar Yadav might be back to playing at number four.

Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, after being rested in the first game, could be seen opening the innings. With the majority of the players being in red-hot form, there will certainly be a problem of plenty for the Indian team management.

Australia just about managed to edge past New Zealand in their first warm-up encounter. After opting to bowl first, they managed to restrict New Zealand to 158 runs. Kane Richardson was the pick of the bowlers while Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc were good as well.

David Warner’s poor run continued as he was dismissed for a golden duck. Handy contributions from the top and middle order saw them get within touching distance of the target. However, they lost wickets in clumps but found an unlikely hero in Josh Inglis, who smacked two boundaries to take them over the line.

IND vs AUS 14th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Details:

Venue: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

Date & Time: 20th Oct, at 03:30 PM IST

Live Score:  CricketAddictor

IND vs AUS 14th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Pitch Report:

The track at the ICC Academy Ground has plenty on offer for the batsmen. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and with short boundaries, the side batting first will definitely be targeting a score upwards of the 195-run mark. With both sides boasting a power-packed batting line-up, one can expect a high-scoring contest.

IND vs AUS 14th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Probable Playing XIs(11 Batting, 11 Fielding):

IND:  Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

AUS: Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, David Warner, Matthew Wade, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa.

Note: All 15 players in the squad will get a chance to bat/bowl in warm-up matches.

Top Picks for IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

IND

Rishabh Pant finished the game for India against England. He batted fearlessly and scored 29* runs from 14 deliveries.

Mohammad Shami looked lethal with the ball for India in the warm-up game against England. He picked three crucial wickets for the side. The pacer can be a good pick for this match.

Ishan Kishan looked in good form in the first practice match against England. He played splendid innings of 70 runs. He can be a good player to bank on for this match.

Rohit Sharma, who was rested in the last warm-up game against England, is likely to feature in this match. He is a great timer of the ball, and it will be interesting in what position he will play in this game.

We didn’t see Ravindra Jadeja on the field as well against England the other day. He is a tremendous all-rounder, and is likely to feature in this match.

Varun Chakravarthy might get a chance in this match, since he was rested in the last game against England. Not many batters in the world have picked his variations properly and he will be a good budget pick for your fantasy teams.

AUS

David Warner  was pretty unlucky in the last match against New Zealand as he was dismissed by a stunning one-handed catch from Martin Guptill.  The 34-year-old batter is really hungry for runs and we can expect him to do well in this match.

Ashton Agar was excellent with both bat and ball in the last warm-up against New Zealand. He picked up a wicket, and later on, scored 23 runs from 18 deliveries.

Kane Richardson clinched three wickets in the previous warm-up match against New Zealand. He will look forward to taking the momentum further for the side. He can be the other good pick for this game.

Australian vice-captain, Pat Cummins didn’t feature in the last match against New Zealand. He is a top-class bowler and can cause damage with his raw pace.

IND vs AUS Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistis (Last 5 matches) Dream 11 Points
KL Rahul   276 runs 36, 35, 87, 60, 155
Rishabh Pant  111 runs 43, 30, 15, 72, 19
Varun Chakravarthy    5 wickets 56, 43, 8, 64, 4
Ashton Agar  63 runs + 5 wickets 11, 41, 24, 64, 61
Kane Richardson  20 runs + 9 wickets 81, 45, 91, 6, 37
David Warner   65 runs 70, 10, 76, 2, 6

IND vs AUS Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain –  KL Rahul, Mitchell Marsh

Vice-Captain –  Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IND vs AUS Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Rishabh Pant

Batsmen- KL Rahul(c), Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, David Warner

All-Rounders-  Glenn Maxwell(vc), Ashton Agar

Bowlers- Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc

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IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IND vs AUS Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Rishabh Pant, Matthew Wade

Batsmen- KL Rahul, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith

All-Rounders- Ashton Agar, Mitchell Marsh(c)

Bowlers- Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc(vc)

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IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

IND vs AUS 14th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

 

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of England 2021

England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of the 5th Test match.    

ENG vs IND 5th Test Match Preview:

England and India are set to face each other in the 5th Test at Old Trafford, Manchester, starting Friday (Sept 10).

India bounced back strongly after the drubbing ( defeats ) they were handed at Leeds, Headingley. They beat England by 157 runs in the fourth Test to take a 2-1 lead in this Pataudi Trophy. England’s batting crumbled under pressure. In what seemed the flattest batting conditions of the series, they couldn’t take advantage of it and fell apart.

India’s top-order couldn’t get going in the first inning but they made up for it in the second inning. The bowling from either side has been top-notch and will be key once again in this final Test at Old Trafford in Manchester. There are showers predicted on four out of the five days of the game.

Shardul Thakur and Rohit Sharma performed brilliantly for Team India, Due to which the team was able to win the match. Rohit Sharma, performing brilliant batting in the second innings, scored a century of 127 runs. Shardul Thakur played half-century in both innings and also took 3 wickets. In this match too, the team expects him to perform well.

For the England team, the team’s all-rounder Chris Woakes scored 68 runs and took 7 wickets, which has been a positive aspect for the team. In this final match, the England team will enter the field with the intention of drawing the series, while Team India would like to win this match and win the series.

ENG vs IND 5th Test Match Details:

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time : Sep 10 Sep 14, at 03:30 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

ENG vs IND 5th Test Match Pitch Report:

Scattered showers have been forecast for the opening two days of the Test. The pitch, like always, will be the subject of much intrigue. For the Hundred competition, Old Trafford threw up slow, spinning surfaces. Last week’s County Championship game between Lancashire and Warwickshire saw a return to the norm with big first-innings scores.
Since 2015, The average first-innings total here is 435 – the highest for a UK venue to have hosted more than one Test. However, the average second innings total of 238 is the lowest in this period with spinners coming in to play. Expect captains to brave the early weather and opt to bat first.

Average scores as per innings :

Average 1st Inns scores 335
Average 2nd Inns scores 268
Average 3rd Inns scores 227
Average 4th Inns scores 168

ENG vs IND 5th Test Match Probable Playing XIs:

England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him. Joe Root came up with crucial knocks of 64 runs in the first Test, including a match-defining century(109) in the second innings.

He missed out on scoring a century for the first time in the series in the fourth Test. He is still the leading run-scorer in this Test series with 564 runs in 4 matches, averaging 94.

Jonny Bairstow is the second top scorer for England. Scored 147 runs in five innings so far.

Chris Woakes made a huge impact in the 4th Test with both bat and ball. He scalped 7 wickets and scored 68 runs in both innings combined.

James Anderson picked up just two wickets across both innings in the fourth Test. However, the 39 – year – old fast bowler has been in excellent form. He has picked up 15 wickets in the series. Moreover, he has a good record at his home ground with 31 wickets at an average of 24.29.

Ollie Robinson has been the find of the series for England. He is the leading wicket-taker for his team in this series with 21 scalps in 4 matches, with the best figures of 5 for 65 in an innings.

Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred. showed a tremendous amount of skill in the fourth Test as compared to the first 3 Test matches. He scored 50 and 44 in the first and second innings respectively. He is due for big scores, and we can expect him to do well in this match.

Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England. Played an important knock of 61 runs in the second innings of the 2nd test to get back India into the match.

KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team. Mustered 110 runs in 1st test including a magnificent knock of 84 runs. He is the second-leading scorer of the series and top scorer for India. Mustered 252 runs in six innings.

Rohit Sharma can be backed as vice-captain. The Indian opener has been batting beautifully in this series. He has aggregated 368 runs at an average of 52.57 in this series and also scored his first overseas ton in the fourth Test.

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again. Scored a crucial half-century in 1st inning. Managed to score 160 runs and took 6 wickets in this series so far.

Shardul Thakur made a match-winning impact in the fourth Test. He smashed a couple of half-centuries and also picked up three crucial wickets with the ball. Thus, he is going to be a popular budget option as he can contribute big time with both bat and ball.

Jasprit Bumrah: His magical spell in the fourth innings of the Oval Test won the game for visitors. He has 18 wickets to his name in this series at an average of 20.83. Not to forget, he has also scored 87 runs with the bat.

Mohammed Siraj has been impressive and aggressive throughout the series. He is the second leading wicket-taker in this series with 13 wickets.

ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
 

Joe Root

   

564 runs + 1 wicket

 

29, 222, 272, 163, 92

Chris Woakes 212 runs + 19 wickets 236
James Anderson 15 Wickets  4, 73, 116, 68, 39
Ollie Robinson 45 runs + 21 wickets 215, 113, 92, 148, 109
Rohit Sharma 368 runs 27, 58, 137, 96, 183
Jasprit Bumrah 87 runs + 17 wickets 21, 225, 97, 53, 126
   

ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Joe Root, James Anderson

Vice-Captain –  Chris Woakes, Shardul Thakur

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen –  Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma

All-rounders –  Chris Woakes (vc), Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – James Anderson, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ollie Robinson, Shardul Thakur

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jos Buttler

Batsmen –  Joe Root, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli

All-rounders – Chris Woakes, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers James Anderson (c), Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur (vc)

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs IND 5th Test Match Probable Winner:

England is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of England 2021

England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of the 4th Test match.    

ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Preview:

England and India are set to face each other in the fourth Test at Kennington Oval, London, starting Thursday (Sept 2).

Following the innings and 76 runs defeat against England in the third Test, Team India will be under the pump to bounce back hard in the series. The visiting side lost 8 wickets in the opening session on day 4 as England leveled the 5 match-series 1-1 with 2 matches to go. Kennington Oval stadium in London will host the fourth Test, starting from September 02, Thursday. India has played 13 matches here and has won just one game. It has lost five times while seven games have been draws. The last time India played here was in 2018 when it lost the match by 118 runs.

Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s form and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s probable inclusion will be in focus as India looks to move on from their Leeds debacle when they take on a stronger England team in the fourth Test at the Oval starting Thursday. The high of an inspirational victory at the Lord’s was followed by back-to-back batting debacles at Headingley and the penultimate game at Oval would certainly have an impact on both sides as the series heads towards its business end.

Pujara might have redeemed himself with a knock of 91 which was high on “intent quotient” but the same can’t be said about Rahane, whose form is shaky despite a crucial 61 in the second innings at the Lord’s.

James Anderson was the star performer again for the home side with his 3/6 performance. Overton also picked three wickets. During the second inning, England made a very healthy lead of 354 runs. Joe Root scored his third hundred (121) and Hameed(68), Malan(77), Burns(61) also scored half-centuries. Player of the Match Ollie Robinson was the pick of the England bowlers, with two wickets in the first innings and a five-wicket haul in the second.

Mark Wood has reportedly returned to full fitness and will be in contention for a spot in the playing XI. India, meanwhile, have received an injury scare, with Jadeja taking a precautionary knee scan.

With the series level at 1-1, we’re likely to get a cracker of an encounter at the Kennington Oval.

ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Details:

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

Date & Time : Sep 2 Sep 6, at 03:30 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Pitch Report:

A venue that has great historic value to English as the first-ever venue to host a Test match in the UK. The pitch is known for being batsmen friendly for the first two days and the conditions then tilt in favor of the pacers. Said that playing out the first session of Day 1 will be the tricky part and the team winning the toss should be looking to bat first but make sure the openers play out the first session without any damage.

Average scores as per innings :

Average 1st Inns scores 348
Average 2nd Inns scores 305
Average 3rd Inns scores 235
Average 4th Inns scores 156

ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Injury Update:

England fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test match against India due to a jarred right shoulder.

ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Probable Playing XIs:

England:  Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow(wk), Ollie Pope/ Daniel Lawrence, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood/Craig Overton, James Anderson

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

Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him. Joe Root came up with crucial knocks of 64 runs in the first Test, including a match-defining century(109) in the second innings.

Played a magnificent innings of unbeaten 180 in the first innings of the second test. Root is the leading scorer of the series with 507 runs in 5 innings including three hundreds. Joe Root is an obvious pick from the batting section.

Jonny Bairstow is the second top scorer for England. Scored 147 runs in five innings so far.

Sam Curran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer from England. He has marked 744 runs and picked up 44 wickets in his 21 matches Test career so far. The all-rounder will have greater commitments in this series. He managed to score 74 runs and picked up three wickets. Not much impressive.

James Anderson – England’s specialist test-pacer James Anderson was the top wicket-taker in the 5-match Test series in 2018 with 24 wickets to his name. He picked up 626 wickets in his Test career. He is the only pacer performing regularly. Scalped 13 wickets in three test matches so far.

Ollie Robinson scalped 5 wickets in the opening Test match. Is the second leading wicket-taker for England with 9 wickets in 2 test matches. Scalped 7 wickets in 3rd test match including five wickets haul to makes his tally to 16 in this series.

Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred. Scored his first fifty in this series in the previous game. Managed to score 124 runs in 6 innings so far.

Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England. Played an important knock of 61 runs in the second innings of the 2nd test to get back India into the match.

KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team. Mustered 110 runs in 1st test including a magnificent knock of 84 runs. He is the second-leading scorer of the series and top scorer for India. Mustered 252 runs in six innings.

Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has smacked 2679 runs in his 29 matches Test career so far. He will be given the responsibility of helping his team with an excellent start here. He is the second-leading scorer in the Indian squad with 230 runs in three test matches.

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again. Scored a crucial half-century in 1st innings. Managed to score 133 runs and took two wickets in this series so far.

Ishant Sharma is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from India. He has scalped 311 wickets in his 103 matches Test career so far. Most experienced bowler in the Indian squad. He will be the player to watch out for in this match.

Jasprit Bumrah scalped 9 wickets in 1st test. Is the leading wicket-taker for India. Scalped 14 wickets in three matches so far.

Mohammed Siraj has been impressive and aggressive throughout the series. He is the second leading wicket-taker in this series with 13 wickets.

ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
 

Joe Root

   

604 runs + 1 wicket

 

118, 29, 222, 272, 163

Moeen Ali 110 runs + 16 wickets 251, 114, 37
James Anderson 16 Wickets  33, 4, 73, 116, 68
Ollie Robinson 80 runs + 23 wickets 112, 215, 113, 92, 148
KL Rahul 353 runs 138, 144, 168, 8
Jasprit Bumrah 64 runs + 14 wickets 12, 21, 225, 97, 53
   

ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Joe Root, James Anderson

Vice-Captain –  Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen –  Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Dawid Malan

All-rounders –  Chris Woakes(vc), Moeen Ali

Bowlers – James Anderson, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ollie Robinson

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen –  Joe Root, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Dawid Malan

All-rounders – Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali

Bowlers James Anderson (c), Ollie Robinson(vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Probable Winner:

England is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of England 2021

England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of the 3rd Test match.    

ENG vs IND 3rd Test Match Preview:

England and India are set to face each other in the third Test at Headingley in Leeds, starting Wednesday (August 25).

The visitors are 1-0 ahead in the ongoing five-match series after registering a memorable victory in the second Test by a massive margin of 151 runs. The Virat Kohli-led side will enter Headingley with supreme confidence and shall look to record another triumph in order to gain an unassailable lead.

The second Test at Lords was one of the most memorable ones for the Indian team, not just because it was a conquest at the Home of Cricket against the inventors of the game but because it was something the Indians didn’t anticipate, considering their start to the fifth day’s play.

The performance of opener Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul has been the biggest plus for India in the batting department. Both have sold remarkable temperament and technique in testing condition to be the team is a solid start.

The form of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane had also been a cause of concern for India but that has been put to rest after the experience duo battle for almost 50 hours on day four of the Lord’s test and was instrumental in taking the game into The Final day before the Indian Paisa scripted a famous win.

On the other hand, the hosts, who have been hit by several injury concerns, will be focusing to bounce back to level the series.

England will be hoping their batting woes will subside with the inclusion of white-ball specialist Dawid Malan. Malan last played a test 3 years ago but is expected to deliver considering his first-class experience.

That being said, England would be eager to bounce back on their soil as the third Test commences on August 25, eight days after the second test concluded. Will India double their lead? Or will Joe Root and co. make a comeback?

ENG vs IND 3rd Test Match Details:

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

Date & Time : August 25 August 29, at 03:30 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

ENG vs IND 3rd Test Match Pitch Report:

The Leeds pitch is usually a pitch that assists the seamers. The pacers will try to damage as much as they can. However, batsmen who manage to pass through the opening spell can surely make up by scoring in the latter overs. The spinners may come into play for the fifth day. We Are expected to have another equal contest between the bat and bowl.

The average temperature should be around 20 degrees Celsius. There’s only a minimal chance of rain on any of the five days.

Average scores as per innings :

Average 1st Inns scores 307
Average 2nd Inns scores 290
Average 3rd Inns scores 240
Average 4th Inns scores 166

ENG vs IND  3rd Test Match Injury Update:

England fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test match against India due to a jarred right shoulder.

ENG vs IND 3rd Test Match Probable Playing XIs:

England:  Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Saqib Mahmood/Craig Overton, James Anderson

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja,  Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him. Joe Root came up with crucial knocks of 64 runs in the first Test, including a match-defining century(109) in the second innings. Played a magnificent innings of unbeaten 180 in the first innings of the second test. Root is the leading scorer of the series with 386 runs in 4 innings.

Jonny Bairstow is the second top scorer for England. Scored 118 runs in four innings so far.

Sam Curran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer from England. He has marked 744 runs and picked up 44 wickets in his 21 matches Test career so far. The all-rounder will have greater commitments in this series. He managed to score 59 runs and picked up a wicket. Not much impressive.

Jos Buttler is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from England who handles the middle-order for them. He has scored 2728 runs in his 50 matches Test career so far. The attacking batter has the potential to add some quick runs in the middle order.

James Anderson – England’s specialist test-pacer James Anderson was the top wicket-taker in the 5-match Test series in 2018 with 24 wickets to his name. He picked up 626 wickets in his Test career. He is the only pacer performing regularly. Scalped 9 wickets in two test matches so far.

Ollie Robinson scalped 5 wickets in the opening Test match. Is the second leading wicket-taker for England with 9 wickets in 2 test matches.

Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred.

Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England. Played an important knock of 61 runs in the second innings of the previous test to get back India into the match.

KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team. Mustered 110 runs in 1st test including a magnificent knock of 84 runs. He is the second-leading scorer of the series and top scorer for India. Mustered 244 runs in four innings at an average of 61.

Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has smacked 2679 runs in his 29 matches Test career so far. He will be given the responsibility of helping his team with an excellent start here. He is the second-leading scorer in the Indian squad with 152 runs in two test matches.

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again. Scored a crucial half-century in 1st innings. Managed to score 99 runs in this series so far.

Ishant Sharma is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from India. He has scalped 311 wickets in his 103 matches Test career so far. Most experienced bowler in the Indian squad. He will be the player to watch out for in this match.

Jasprit Bumrah scalped 9 wickets in 1st test. Is the leading wicket-taker of the series and India as well. Scalped 12 wickets in two matches so far.

Mohammed Siraj has been impressive and aggressive throughout the series. He is the second leading wicket-taker in this series with 11 wickets.

ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
 

Joe Root

   

518 runs + 1 wicket

 

58, 118, 29, 222, 272

Moeen Ali 115 runs + 22 wickets 251, 114
James Anderson 15 Wickets  61, 33, 4, 73, 116
Virat Kohli 146 runs 97, 34, 8, 78, 105
KL Rahul 354 runs 138, 144, 168
Jasprit Bumrah 67 runs + 16 wickets 13, 12, 21, 225, 97
   

ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Joe Root, Lokesh Rahul

Vice-Captain –  James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen –  Virat Kohli, Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Dawid Malan

All-rounders –  Moeen Ali

Bowlers James Anderson (vc), Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen –  Virat Kohli, Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul,  Dawid Malan

All-rounders –  Moeen Ali

Bowlers James Anderson (vc), Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs IND 3rd Test Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd Test match.    

ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Preview:

The first Test between the two teams at Trent Bridge ended in a draw after rain played spoilsport and washed out the fifth day.

Resultantly India and England were awarded four points each for the draw. But the ICC penalized both teams for the slow over-rate and deducted two points from the 2021-23 World Test Championship points table

India and England will now move on to Lord’s, where they will clash in the second Test of the series starting Thursday (12 August). Both teams will be eyeing a victory to take the lead in the series. India will surely be the more confident side going into the second Test match. India’s pacers produced an excellent performance with the ball in the first Test.

For England, their batting is a cause for concern. Rory Burns could not cross 20 runs in both innings of the first Test, Dom Sibley got off to starts but could not convert them into big ones, and Dan Lawrence too did not live up to the expectations.

After struggling to find the right balance in the first Test due to the absence of Ben Stokes, England‘s team management has called up Moeen Ali for the second Test. They will be hoping that the off-spinning all-rounder’s inclusion will plug holes in the line-up and provide much-needed balance to the side.

Ollie Pope has also returned to the mix after missing the first Test due to a niggle.

ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Details:

Venue: Lord’s, London

Date & Time : August 12 August 16, at 03:30 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Pitch Report:

The Pitch in Lord’s offers help to the fast bowlers and goes on to be tough for the batsmen as the game progresses. With the average 1st innings score of 312, it can be said that the pitch will be easiest to bat on during the 1st innings. The test records of Lord’s suggest that after the 1st innings, the going will get tougher for the batsmen.

The weather throughout the match will remain cloudy with the Sun peeking through at times. There are very low chances of precipitation.

Average scores as per innings :

Average 1st Inns scores 312
Average 2nd Inns scores 298
Average 3rd Inns scores 257
Average 4th Inns scores 155

ENG vs IND  2nd Test Match Injury Update:

Shardul Thakur has sustained a hamstring injury.

Stuart Broad sustained a calf injury that looks set to rule him out of what would have been his 150th Test appearance.

ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Probable Playing XIs:

England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Haseeb Hameed/Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Saqib Mahmood

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane/Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma/Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him. Joe Root came up with crucial knocks of 64 runs in the first Test, including a match-defining century(109) in the second innings.

Sam Curran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer from England. He has marked 744 runs and picked up 44 wickets in his 21 matches Test career so far. The all-rounder will have greater commitments in this series. He managed to score 27 and 32 in the first test.

Jos Buttler is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from England who handles the middle-order for them. He has scored 2728 runs in his 50 matches Test career so far. The attacking batter has the potential to add some quick runs in the middle order.

Ollie Robinson scalped 5 wickets in the opening Test match.

Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred.

Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England.

KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team. Mustered 110 runs in 1st test including a magnificent knock of 84 runs.

Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has smacked 2679 runs in his 29 matches Test career so far. He will be given the responsibility of helping his team with an excellent start here.

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again. Scored a crucial half-century in 1st innings.

Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from India. He has achieved 2685 runs and scalped 413 wickets in his 79 matches Test career so far. He will be the player to watch out for in this match.

Jasprit Bumrah scalped 9 wickets in 1st test.

ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
 

Joe Root

   

341 runs + 6 wickets

 

139, 58, 18, 29, 222

Moeen Ali 139 runs + 22 wickets 251
Ollie Robinson 57 runs + 12 Wickets  112, 215, 113
Virat Kohli 146 runs 97, 34, 8, 78, 0
KL Rahul 222 runs 138, 144
Jasprit Bumrah 33 runs + 16 wickets 105, 13, 12, 21, 225
   

ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Joe Root, Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain –  Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant

Batsmen –  Virat Kohli, Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul

All-rounders –  Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Ollie Robinson(vc), Jasprit Bumrah

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen –  Virat Kohli (c), Joe Root, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul

All-rounders –  Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali

Bowlers –  Mohammed Shami, Ollie Robinson, Jasprit Bumrah(vc)

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs IND 2nd Test Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of England 2021

England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 1st Test match.    

ENG vs IND 1st Test Match Preview:

The first series of a brand new World Test Championship (WTC) cycle begins with the five-match Test series between England. and India starting on August 4. India are coming off from a bitter eight-wicket loss in the WTC Final against New Zealand. While on the other hand, the hosts too suffered a 1-0 series loss against New Zealand.

With both India and England also having to deal with a fair share of players missing out due to injuries, this series gives a chance to some of the new players to show their mettle.

With Shubman Gill ruled out of the series with a knee injury, followed by Avesh Khan, and Washington Sunder, the management announced replacement players in the form of Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw. But the duo’s inclusion for the first two Test matches at least seems unlikely due to the United Kingdom government’s COVID-19 restrictions and norms.

ENG vs IND 1st Test Match Details:

Venue –Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Date & Time – August 04, August 08, at 03:30 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

ENG vs IND 1st Test Match Pitch Report:

Trent Bridge’s pitch should be a bowler’s paradise with plenty of grass. In the center, the seamers should have a terrific time, as there are chances of cloudy weather conditions. In the last two days of the match, the Nottingham pitch may offer spin.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 321.

ENG vs IND  1st Test Match Injury Update:

Mayank Agarwal has been ruled out of the 1st Test due to a concussion after being hit on the head during the practice sessions.

ENG vs IND 1st Test Match Probable Playing XIs:

England: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley,  Rory Burns, Joe Root(C), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(WK), Sam Curran, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood,

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravi Ashwin/Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him.

Sam Curran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer from England. He has marked 744 runs and picked up 44 wickets in his 21 matches Test career so far. The all-rounder will have greater commitments in this series.

Jos Buttler is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from England who handles the middle-order for them. He has scored 2728 runs in his 50 matches Test career so far. The attacking batter has the potential to add some quick runs in the middle order.

James Anderson – England’s specialist test-pacer James Anderson was the top wicket-taker in the 5-match Test series in 2018 with 24 wickets to his name. He picked up 617 wickets in his Test career.

Stuart Broad scalped 523 wickets in his Test career including three times 10 wicket haul.

Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred.

Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England.

KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team.

Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has smacked 2679 runs in his 29 matches Test career so far. He will be given the responsibility of helping his team with an excellent start here.

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again.

Ravichandran Ashwin is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from India. He has achieved 2685 runs and scalped 413 wickets in his 79 matches Test career so far. He will be the player to watch out for in this match.

ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
 

Joe Root

   

207 runs + 7 wickets

 

57, 139, 58, 18, 29

Jos Buttler  337 runs    20, 205, 89, 153, 107
James Anderson 24 runs + 11 Wickets  4, 72, 61, 33, 4
Virat Kohli 229 runs 100, 97, 34, 8, 78
Ajinkya Rahane 176 runs 9, 112, 20, 67, 82
Ishant Sharma 31 runs + 9 wickets 87, 60, 32, 4, 57
   

ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Joe Root, Ajinkya Rahane

Vice-Captain –  Virat Kohli, Zak Crawley 

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers –   Josh Buttler, Rishabh Pant

Batsmen –  Virat Kohli (vc), Joe Root (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Zak Crawley

All-rounders –  Sam Curran

Bowlers –  James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ishant Sharma

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers –   Josh Buttler, Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen –  Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Lokesh Rahul, Zak Crawley (vc) 

All-rounders –  Sam Curran

Bowlers –  James Anderson, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

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England vs India Dream11 Prediction

ENG vs IND 1st Test Match Probable Winner:

England is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 3rd T20I match.    

SL vs IND 3rd T20I Match Preview:

On the 29th of July, Sri Lanka will face India in the 3rd T20I Match at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

India, who anyway brought a replacement team to Sri Lanka, were further severely hamstrung by nine of their players having to go into isolation. They had Bhuvneshwar Kumar – a bowler who bats a bit – as high as No. 6 because they had only five recognized batters available to them. And yet, they almost defended 132, their spinners – Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Varun Chakravarthy – stymying Sri Lanka’s chase through the middle overs.

Sri Lanka eventually stumbled over the line to record their first T20 victory in six matches, with Dhananjaya de Silva holding the innings together with 40 not out off 34 balls. He hit the winning run with just two balls to spare, and with Sri Lanka down to their last serious batting pair.
Sri Lanka have fought back brilliantly in the T20I series against India. They won the second match by 4 wickets and leveled the series 1-1. The hosts chased down the target of 133 runs with two balls to spare. Earlier, India posted 132/5 after they were asked to bat first. Akila Dananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva played a key role in helping their team win. The last and deciding T20I of the series will be played on 29th July.

As for India, they are bonafide contenders for the title along with West Indies and England. This series will be the last chance for them to fine-tune their plans before the tournament.

SL vs IND 3rd T20I Match Details:

Venue – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time – 29th Jul at 08:00 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

SL vs IND 3rd T20I Match Pitch Report:

It’s a slow and sluggish track, where the ball is gripping and the spinners are getting enough turn. The boundaries are quite big and batters need to run well between the wickets. A target of close to 150 is difficult to chase on this venue. Colombo has had heavy rain on Monday, and there is a chance of bad weather interrupting the match, but there should be enough play to constitute a match.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 155.

SL vs IND 3rd T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera

India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini/Arshdeep Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy

Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Wanindu Hasaranga is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has scored 163 runs and took 26 wickets in his 19 matches T20I career so far. He picked up the important wicket of Devdutt Padikkal and made a handy contribution of 15 runs from 11 balls.

Dhananjaya de Silva is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has scored 334 runs in his 17 matches T20I career so far. Was the player of the match for his incredible batting performances in the 2nd T20I. He scored only one four and a six in his innings of 40* runs, however, he rotated the strike really well.

Dasun Shanaka is a right-handed explosive batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Sri Lanka. He has marked 548 runs and scalped 11 wickets in his 43 matches T20I career so far.

Shikhar Dhawan led from the front in India’s first game against the Lankans. Not only did he shine as the skipper, but also did well as a batter.  He has hammered 1673 runs in his 65 matches T20I career so far. Scored 46 runs in 1st T20I. He scored runs freely in the 2nd T20I. The Indian interim captain managed to score 40 runs from 42 balls, which includes 5 fours.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled brilliantly in this series. Scalped 4 wickets haul in 1st match. He has picked up 5 wickets in 2 matches so far.

SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
 

Dhananjaya de Silva

   

126 runs

 

7, 14, 61

Wanindu Hasaranga   24 runs + 5 wickets  15, 77, 7, 62, 56
Danus Shanaka  84 runs + 1 Wickets  69, 16, 34, 22, 34
Kuldeep Yadav 8 wickets 54
Shikhar Dhawan  170 runs 74, 37, 2, 60, 53
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 8 wickets 6, 41, 68, 120, 54
   

SL vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Shikhar Dhawan,  Kuldeep Yadav

Vice-Captain – Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers –  Sanju Samson, Minod Bhanuka

Batsmen –  Shikhar Dhawan (c),  Dasun Shanaka, Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva,  Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)

Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar,  Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

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Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers –  Sanju Samson

Batsmen –  Shikhar Dhawan,  Avishka Fernando, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva,  Chamika Karunaratne (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga, Nitish Rana

Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar,  Kuldeep Yadav (c),  Rahul Chahar

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Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction

SL vs IND 3rd T20I Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction.
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SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd T20I match.    

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Preview:

On the 28th of July, Sri Lanka will face India in the 2nd T20I Match at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The second T20I between hosts Sri Lanka and India, due to be played on Tuesday (July 27), had been postponed by a day after India allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the game.

As has been the case right through the tour, Sri Lanka were decent with the ball, containing India to 164 for 5, but their batting let them down once more. Between the end of the 5th and 16th over, Sri Lanka scored only 69 runs and lost five wickets. Essentially, with the likes of debutant Varun Chakravarthy impressing, and Yuzvendra Chahal delivering another outstanding spell, Sri Lanka lacked the firepower to mount a serious challenge. Team India is 1-0 up in the three-match series.

As for India, they are bonafide contenders for the title along with West Indies and England. This series will be the last chance for them to fine-tune their plans before the tournament.

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Details:

Venue – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time – 28th Jul at 08:00 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Pitch Report:

The surface is likely to be good for batting again, though it will take turn, as all Khettarama tracks do. Colombo has had heavy rain on Monday, and there is a chance of bad weather interrupting the match, but there should be enough play to constitute a match.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 155.

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka:Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana,  Akila Dananjaya

India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy

Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Wanindu Hasaranga is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has scored 163 runs and took 26 wickets in his 19 matches T20I career so far.  Took 2 wickets in 1st match.

Dhananjaya de Silva is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has scored 334 runs in his 17 matches T20I career so far.

Dasun Shanaka is a right-handed explosive batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Sri Lanka. He has marked 548 runs and scalped 11 wickets in his 43 matches T20I career so far.

Shikhar Dhawan led from the front in India’s first game against the Lankans. Not only did he shine as the skipper, but also did well as a batter.  He has hammered 1673 runs in his 65 matches T20I career so far. Scored 46 runs in 1st T20I.

Suryakumar Yadav is another stylish right-handed batsman from India who bats one-down for them. He has had a terrific start to his T20I career. He scored 89 runs in 2 innings at a strike rate of 185 including a half-century. Scored his second half-century in the opening encounter of the series.

SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
Deepak Chahar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  5 wickets

8 wickets

37, 4, 62

47, 6, 41, 68, 120

Wanindu Hasaranga   6 wickets  68, 15, 77, 7, 62
Yuzvendra Chahal  4 Wickets 2, 35, 37, 27, 43
Danus Shanaka  112 runs + 1 Wickets  69, 16, 34, 22
Shikhar Dhawan  131 runs 5, 74, 37, 2, 60
Suryakumar Yadav  139 runs  12, 103, 75, 89
   

SL vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav

Vice-Captain – Bhuvneshwar Kumar,  Avishka Fernando

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson

Batsmen –  Shikhar Dhawan (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Avishka Fernando

All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Deepak Chahar,  Dushmantha Chameera

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Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Ishan Kishan 

Batsmen –  Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav (c)Avishka Fernando (vc)

All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

Bowlers –  Isuru Udana, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team
Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction.
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SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd T20I match.    

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Preview:

On the 27th of July, Sri Lanka will face India in the 2nd T20I Match at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

As has been the case right through the tour, Sri Lanka were decent with the ball, containing India to 164 for 5, but their batting let them down once more. Between the end of the 5th and 16th over, Sri Lanka scored only 69 runs and lost five wickets. Essentially, with the likes of debutant Varun Chakravarthy impressing, and Yuzvendra Chahal delivering another outstanding spell, Sri Lanka lacked the firepower to mount a serious challenge. Team India is 1-0 up in the three-match series.

As for India, they are bonafide contenders for the title along with West Indies and England. This series will be the last chance for them to fine-tune their plans before the tournament.

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Details:

Venue – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date & Time – 27th Jul at 08:00 PM IST  

Live Score:  Cricketaddictor 

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Pitch Report:

The Khettarama pitch could take turns as it had done during the ODIs. The overhead conditions might be cloudy, with chances of rain in the evening too.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 155.

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka:Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana,  Akila Dananjaya

India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy

Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Wanindu Hasaranga is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has scored 163 runs and took 26 wickets in his 19 matches T20I career so far.  Took 2 wickets in 1st match.

Dhananjaya de Silva is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has scored 334 runs in his 17 matches T20I career so far.

Dasun Shanaka is a right-handed explosive batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Sri Lanka. He has marked 548 runs and scalped 11 wickets in his 43 matches T20I career so far.

Shikhar Dhawan led from the front in India’s first game against the Lankans. Not only did he shine as the skipper, but also did well as a batter.  He has hammered 1673 runs in his 65 matches T20I career so far. Scored 46 runs in 1st T20I.

Suryakumar Yadav is another stylish right-handed batsman from India who bats one-down for them. He has had a terrific start to his T20I career. He scored 89 runs in 2 innings at a strike rate of 185 including a half-century. Scored his second half century in the opening encounter of the series.

SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
Deepak Chahar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  5 wickets

8 wickets

37, 4, 62

47, 6, 41, 68, 120

Wanindu Hasaranga   6 wickets  68, 15, 77, 7, 62
Yuzvendra Chahal  4 Wickets 2, 35, 37, 27, 43
Danus Shanaka  112 runs + 1 Wickets  69, 16, 34, 22
Shikhar Dhawan  131 runs 5, 74, 37, 2, 60
Suryakumar Yadav  139 runs  12, 103, 75, 89
   

SL vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav

Vice-Captain – Wanindu HasarangaAvishka Fernando

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson

Batsmen –  Shikhar Dhawan (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka

All-rounders – Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)

Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar,  Dushmantha Chameera

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Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs IND Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers – Ishan Kishan 

Batsmen –  Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando (vc)

All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers –  Isuru Udana, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal , Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team
Sri Lanka vs India Dream11 Prediction

SL vs IND 2nd T20I Match Probable Winner:

India is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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