CSXI vs IND: After a disheartening end to their World Test Championship campaign, India is preparing themselves for their upcoming test tour against England at their home turf.
They’re set to play a practice match against the County Select XI side at the Riverside Ground. In another unfortunate outcome, India will miss out on the likes of Rishabh Pant, who tested positive for COVID-19. With that, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is left out as well.
With both of them out of the picture, KL Rahul will keep the gloves in their absence. India had last faced New Zealand in a test match and couldn’t handle the heat of the fast bowlers as they lost the coveted World Test Championship Final by 8 wickets. They’d be hoping to turn things around with the side heading on to this practice encounter.
On the other hand, the County Select XI side will be looking to adhere pressure on the touring Indian team. The side will be led by Warwickshire’s Will Rhodes. They will be accompanied by international players James Bracey and Haseeb Hameed.
This warm-up game will suit the Indian team well ahead of the five-match test series while it’ll be a golden opportunity for the young talent to face the likes of International stars.
Match: County Select XI vs India
Date & Time: 20th July 2021, 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
CSXI v IND Head-to-Head:
The Chester-le-Street is a tricky pitch to compete on. It has a lot of help on offer for the bowlers. It is a difficult wicket to bat on but scoring runs is a possibility, provided batsmen play sensibly.
The weather is expected to be mostly sunny with extreme humidity as the match progresses.
CSXI sv IND Predicted Playing XI
County Select XI
Will Rhodes(C), James Bracey(WK), Haseeb Hameed, Jake Libby, Robert Yates, Zak Chappell, Liam Patterson-White, Craig Miles, Ethan Bamber, Jack Carson, Rehan Ahmed
KL Rahul(WK), Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
CSXI vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Haseeb Hameed
All-rounders: Will Rhodes, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Craig Miles, Ethan Bamber, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj