India vs England First Test at Rajkot
Question in detail
Before predicting the winner of Rajkot Test, let's have an eye to some of the key factors. As always in India, Spin would play a crucial part in deciding the result of India Vs England first Test match. And India is way ahead of England when spin attack is concerned. In batting department as well, India far outweighs England as the hosts are packed with in-from batsmen, including Gautam Gambhir, Murli Vijay, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinky Rahane and Rwiddhiman Saha. India's past Test record at home is another factor that stamps India's victory over England in the opening Test.
India has made great strides in the longer format of the game after trouncing New Zealand 3-0 in the just-concluded Test series, while England is coming from a shocking defeat to Bangladesh. So, the visitors might have a tough time handling the in-form home side in India Vs England first Test, starting on November 9. Last time when England toured India in 2012, the home side was defeated 1-2. But, this Indian side is different as they have in-form players in the squad. Not just batsmen, but also the bowlers are doing well on their part. Given the reasons above, India is favorite and has more chances to be the winner of Rajkot Test.
Who will win Rajkot Test India or England?