India vs England 2021: 5 Indian players to watch out for in the Test series

India vs England 2021: 5 Indian players to watch out for in the Test series

In the Indian team, we have got some new heroes during the famous win in Australia.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

The India vs England 2021 series will kick-off with a four match Test Series, the first of which will start from 5th of February at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Then the teams will compete in a 5-match T20 series and a 3-match ODI series. Both the teams are coming into the Test Series full of confidence on the back of an overseas win. England recently clean-swept the 2 match Test series in Sri Lanka.

While India will be oozing in confidence after a historic series win in Australia. Many key players including the skipper Virat Kohli was missing for the most of the 4-match Test series, still, India managed to defeat the Aussies 2-1 in their own backyard. So India vs England should be a cracker of a series as both the teams are in-form and will be facing each other in a key battle to ensure a top-two finish in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.

In the Indian team, we have got some new heroes in the famous win in Australia. So in this series, some of their performances along with a few returnees will be something to look forward.

India vs England 2021: 5 Indian Players to watch out for in the Test series

5.  Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Ravichandran Ashwin was one of the heroes of the series win Down Under. His heroics with the bat along with Hanuma Vihari helped India salvage an improbable draw in the Sydney Test. Ashwin was also great with the ball although he didn’t have a 5-for against his name. His 12 wickets in 3 matches proved to be a crucial contribution in the series win.

Now Ashwin will be playing in conditions which suits him the most and where he is an undisputed king till now. His record in India is extraordinary.  In 43 matches at home, the Chennai lad has 254 scalps to his name with 21 five-wicket hauls and six 10-wicket hauls. Ashwin has also scored 2 out of his 4 test centuries in India.

So without any doubt in the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, Ashwin will be the leader of the bowling attack in Ind vs Eng Test series. The first two matches will be played in his home ground hence he will be extra motivated to do well after some good performance in overseas.