The first Test match of the four-match Test series between India and England will be played in Chennai today. But just hours before the first Test match, Team India has got a shock. Akshar Patel has been ruled out of the match after a knee injury. Spinner Shahwaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar have been given a chance to replace Akshar Patel. After the Test series, both teams will play the five-match T20 and the three-match ODI series. After the injury of Akshar Patel, the BCCI has said, “Akshar Patel has been ruled out of the first Paytm Test against England. The all-rounder had complained of pain in his left knee during Team India’s optional training session yesterday.
Currently, they are being monitored by the medical team and while waiting for their detailed report. He will not be available for selection for the opening match. Let us know that the first Test match of the series will be played in Chennai today. The second Test will be played on 13 February in Chennai itself, the third Test at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad and the fourth test at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on 4 March. While the Indian team will descend on this ground to maintain the record of 35 years of victory, England is going to put full force to break this sequence.
Although England suffered a setback when opener Jack Groule was ruled out of the two Tests, the team is upbeat. England last won in 1985 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Prior to this Test match, both teams are freshly elevated, because while India has defeated Australia abroad, England has defeated Sri Lanka at their home. In the absence of many senior players, including Virat Kohli, the Indian team won the historic Test series from Australia.