IND vs ENG 1st Test match 2024 prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

IND vs ENG 1st Test match 2024 prediction

IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction: The most challenging contest of the England Tour of India 2024 starts with the first test match at  Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad (also known as the Uppal Stadium) from 25th to 29th January 2024.

The forthcoming 5-match test series is crucial for both teams to qualify for the ongoing World Test Championship Cycle 2023-25.

England is placed in the 7th position in the ICC World Test Championship with a passing percentage of 15%. Whereas, India ranks at the 2nd position with 54.16%.

Especially, Virat Kohli misses the first two out of five test matches against England due to personal reasons.

Interestingly, the Indian cricket team hasn’t lost any test series on their home ground in the past 12 years. Lastly, England won a test match on the Indian soil in 2012. Can England as visitors break Team India’s winning streak in the home test series under the leadership of Ben Stokes?

It would be intriguing to draw a detailed analysis of the pitch report, weather conditions, squads, toss outcome, and probable playing XI for the first test match. Also, scrutinizing the head-to-head stats of both teams in the home as well as the overseas ground would provide a clear clarity of the series winner.

Furthermore, in this preview, the average innings score at Hyderabad (Uppal Stadium) will be predicted accurately. Moreover, as a cricket fan, you might be excited to know the satellite and digital rights to enjoy the live match of the IND vs ENG 1st test match in 2024.

Pitch Report at Uppal Stadium: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

The pitch conditions at Uppal Stadium, Hyderabad, favor spinners greatly when compared to the pace bowlers. This is because the slow-natured pitch tends to play its role as the game progresses.

Despite the slowish nature, the batters find an opportunity to score huge runs. It is predicted that the pitch will turn from Day 1 onwards.

Probably, in red-ball cricket, teams batting first at Uppal Stadium have greater chances of dominating the entire 5-day game.

India played its last test match against West Indies in the same venue, where the hosts triumphed by 10 wickets.

Weather Conditions at Uppal Stadium: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

According to the weather forecast, both teams will play the first test match of the series under sunny conditions with no chances of rain. It is guaranteed that fans can witness a complete 5-day test match.

Weather ConditionsSunny and Clear Sky
Rainfall ChancesNIL
Maximum Temperature30° C
Minimum Temperature23° C

16-Member Team Squads: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

Before delving into the probable Playing XI of both teams, it is important to know the 16-member squad of both teams along with their roles discussed in detail:

Team India 16-member squad: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

1.Rohit Sharma (Captain)Batsman
2.Yashasvi JaiswalBatsman
3.Virat KohliBatsman
4.Shubman GillBatsman
5.Shreyas IyerBatsman
6.KL RahulBatsman / Wicket-keeper
7.KS BharatBatsman / Wicket-keeper
8.Dhruv JurelBatsman / Wicket-keeper
9.Axar PatelAll-rounder
10.Ravindra jadejaAll-rounder
11.Ravichandran AshwinAll-rounder
12.Kuldeep YadavSpin bowler
13.Mukesh KumarMedium fast bowler
14.Mohammed SirajMedium fast bowler
15.Jasprit Bumrah (Vice-Captain)Fast Bowler
16.Avesh KhanMedium fast bowler

England Team 16-member squad: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

1.Zak CrawleyBatsman
2.Ben DuckettBatsman
3.Joe RootBatsman
4.Daniel LawrenceBatsman
5.Ben Stokes (Captain)All-rounder
6.Rehan AhmedAll-rounder
7.Jonny BairstowBatsman / Wicket-keeper
8.Ben FoakesBatsman / Wicket-keeper
9.Ollie Pope (Vice-captain)Batsman / Wicket-keeper
10.James AndersonMedium fast Bowler
11.Gus AtkinsonMedium fast Bowler
12.Shoaib BashirOff-spin Bowler
13.Tom HartleySpin Bowler
14.Jack LeachSpin Bowler
15.Ollie RobinsonMedium fast Bowler
16.Mark WoodFast Bowler

Probable Playing XI of both teams: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

It is guaranteed that a majority of spinners will be included in the playing XI of both teams to grab more wickets on a turning surface.

Indian Cricket Team Probable Playing XI:

  1. Rohit Sharma (C)
  2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  3. Shubman Gill
  4. Shreyas Iyer
  5. KL Rahul
  6. KS Bharat( Wk)
  7. Ravichandran Ashwin
  8. Ravindra Jadeja
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Axar Patel
  11. Jasprit Bumrah (VC)

England Cricket Team Probable Playing XI:

  1. Zak Crawley
  2. Ben Duckett
  3. Ollie Pope (VC)
  4. Joe Root
  5. Jonny Bairstow
  6. Ben Stokes (C)
  7. Rehan Ahmed
  8. Ben Foakes (wk)
  9.  Jack Leach
  10. Mark Wood
  11. James Anderson

Head-to-Head stats in tests: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

Both India and England have played a total number of 131 test matches, including at the home ground and overseas. Team India won 31 of them, whereas England were dominant with 50 wins.

TeamsTotal MatchesWinsLossesDrawTie/ No-Result

Having a dominating win of 8-5 at the home ground against England, Team India looks to continue their winning streak in tests.

On the other hand, both these teams have played an overall 35 test series. Out of which, England dominated with a huge margin of 19-11, with 5 of them concluding with a draw result.

TeamsHome WinsOverseas wins

Compared to India, England has a majority of wins at their home ground as well as overseas.

Average Innings Score: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium hosted 5 test matches during 2010-2018. Based on the match results, the below stats ahead of the 1st test match between India and England are predicted:

  • Average Innings score: 405 runs
  • Highest Total: 687-6
  • Lowest Total: 127-10
  • Teams won batting first: 2
  • Teams won batting second: 2
  • Draw Match: 1
  • Team victory after winning the toss: 66.66%

Toss Outcome: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

Particularly, teams winning the toss were beneficial by securing victories in most of the matches at the Uppal Stadium.

Probably, a team’s skipper winning the toss would certainly choose to bat first and post a high total.

Where to Watch England Tour of India 2024: Satellite and Digital Rights

The satellite and digital rights for the 5-match test series between India and England are tabulated below for both locations:

Live Match DetailsIndiaEngland
Satellite RightsSports 18 channelTNT Sports
Digital RightsJio Cinemas app and websiteDiscovery+

Conclusive Facts: IND vs ENG 1st test match 2024 prediction

Team India after levelling the 2-match test series against South Africa with 1-1, aims for a best win against the Three Lions. Possibly, India has the maximum chance to reach the top position of the points table in the WTC 2023-25 by winning the forthcoming test series.

On the other side, England after tallying the Ashes series with 2-2 in 2023, would aim to start their test match campaign on a winning note.

Notably, Virat Kohli who scored three double centuries in test cricket at the same venue had to miss out on the chance of achieving another sensational record.

The management is looking for an alternative replacement for Virat Kohli in the first two test matches with these players namely Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane,  Rinku Singh, or Rajat Patidar.

Finally, India has a huge chance of winning the test series on their home ground with plenty of spin bowling options. Ultimately, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma aims to maintain his form after making a comeback in the 3rd T20I match against Afghanistan with his brilliant century.