Comic: India v England, First Test, Preview
So in order to avenge the loss during the Kabaddi World Cup, England now take on India in a 5-Test series starting from November 9. The series is termed as the longest warm-up series for India before they take on their strongest opponents, Bangladesh, early next year.
Pitch Conditions: It is believed that Atal Bihari Vajpayee modelled the road of the famous Golden Quadrilateral after taking a look at the Rajkot pitch. The Rajkot pitch is so flat that it could give the wall (no, not Rahul Dravid), a run for its money. Here’ s how the pitch is supposed to play in the first Test, reported by our very own Mr. Edged-And-Taken.
India’s line-up: India has made a few surprising changes in the squad, which includes the induction of Hardik Pandya into the Test arena. Here's who we can expect to see in the final eleven.