ENG vs IND Today Match Prediction, 1st Test Cricket Betting Tips, 4th August

India will lock horns with England in the 1st Test at Trent Bridge
  • Match: England vs. India (ENG vs IND)
  • Date- 4th August 2021
  • Match Format- 1st Test
  • Venue- Trent Bridge, Nottingham 
  • Time- 3:30PM (IST)
  • Weather Overcast- Partly cloudy,18℃

ENG vs IND, 1st Test General Online Betting Odds

England – 2.30

India- 3.90

Draw- 2.30

ENG vs. IND Betting Odds Comparison

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ENG vs IND Today Match Prediction, 1st Test, 4th August 2021

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India will fancy their chances in this series. India is missing many players due to injury already and Mayank Agarwal is the latest addition to that unfortunate list. India is in England for 2 months now, after the WTC final, Indian players were given a holiday before their practice match against County XI. Eyes will be on the Indian lineup as after so many injuries, who will be chosen to open the innings. Right now KL Rahul is the front runner for that position.

Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav were really impressive in practice matches and it will be interesting to see if India will go with the same combination like WTC final or will make changes as many experts raised questions on their ability to swing the bowl in the air. Indian bowling was good in the last tour as well but batting is where India lacks behind. This will be the 3rd English tour of Virat Kohli, Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane so responsibility will be on their shoulders to lead the batting lineup. This tour is considered as India’s best opportunity to win a series against England, let’s see if Kohli and co finally break the jinx and win a series in England.

  • Virat Kohli was the top scorer on the last tour with 593 runs
  • Mohammad Shami’s bowling average is 43.80 in England.
  • Ajinkya Rahane’s batting average is just 24.36 against England.

Top Batsmen of India 

  • Virat Kohli- 7547 runs in 155 innings, 52.04 average
  • Cheteshwar Pujara- 6287 runs in 144 innings, 46.08 average
  • Ajinkya Rahane- 4647 runs in 125 innings, 41.12 average

Top Bowlers of India 

  • Ravichandran Ashwin- 413 wickets in 79 matches, 24.56 average
  • Ishant Sharma- 306 wickets in 102 matches, 32.18 average
  • Mohammad Shami- 184 wickets in 51 matches, 27.57 average


England lost the last series against New Zealand on their home turf. England has not been in the best of form in red-ball cricket lately. They lost to India in February and were comprehensively beaten by New Zealand in June recently. The opening conundrum seems to be England’s biggest problem since Cook’s retirement. Haseeb Hameed is likely to open with Rory Burns after he scored a magnificent century in a practice match against India.

England is missing many key players like Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, and Ben Stokes in this series. Eyes will be on captain Joe Root as pressure has been mounting on him because of results in the last couple of years. The bowling department looks solid again for England as veterans James Anderson and Stuart Broad will again look to hunt Indian batsmen in English Conditions. Despite missing key players, England is starting as favorites but England can’t take this Indian side lightly.

  • James Anderson’s bowling average is 25.29 against India.
  • Joe Root has scored his most centuries (5) against India and has an average of 54.21
  • Sam Curran was Man of the Series in India’s previous tour of England.

Top Batsmen of England 

  • Joe Root- 8714 runs in 193 innings, 48.68 average
  • Johnny Bairstow– 4197 runs in 131 innings, 34.12 average
  • Jos Buttler- 2728 runs in 87 innings, 34.53 average

Top Bowlers of England 

  • James Anderson- 617 wickets in 162 matches, 26.67 average
  • Stuart Broad- 523 wickets in 148 matches, 27.72 average
  • Mark Wood- 59 wickets in 20 matches, 33.50 average

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Trent Bridge, Nottingham 
Total matches63
Matches won batting first23
Matches won bowling first17
Average 1st Inns scores321
Average 2nd Inns scores306
The highest total recorded658/8 (188 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
The lowest score recorded 60/10 (18.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Weather Report

The weather will be perfect for cricket on the 1st day but showers are expected on the next three days. Rain will give bowlers the edge as they will get more output from the pitch. Rain has already affected the ongoing Hundred tournaments and again is expected to affect this match’s result.

  • Rain: 10%
  • Humidity 56%
  • Wind speed: 11 km/h.
  • Temperature- 18 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Trent Bridge’s pitch looked on a greener side in a photo released on social media. Trent Bridge is hosting a test match after 2018 and eyes will be on its behavior. The last time here India defeated England and Virat Kohli was the star. Batting 1st team will have an advantage as 1st day is best for batting and later on bowlers are expected to dominate. Let’s see if India can repeat the 2018 match or England clinch a win.

ENG vs IND 1st Test Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

ENG Playing 11

Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Johnny Bairstow, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Wicket-keeper: Jos Butler (wk)

Batsmen: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Johnny Bairstow, Ollie Pope

All-rounders: Samm Curran

Bowlers: Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad James Anderson

IND Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

ENGcket-keeper: Rishabh Pant (wk)

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers: Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

ENG vs IND– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

India is expected to win the match against England 

KhelTalk experts feel that India will win this match. England is the favorite to win this series according to some experts but India is a more balanced side. India lost the WTC Final but they were arguably the best side of the tournament. They have the world’s scariest bowling lineup with strong batsmen, on the other hand, England is without key players like Stokes, Woakes, and Archer. England has struggled on their home turf recently and we expect India to take advantage of this and win this match.

Top Batsman from India – Virat Kohli  (3.20 Odds)

Virat Kohli is not just a modern great but is one of the best batsmen the world has ever seen. After a disastrous 2014, he came back with a bang on the 2018 tour and finished as the top scorer with 593 runs. Virat Kohli has not scored a century since 2019 but this long wait might end in this series. His battle against James Anderson will again be the talk of the series but since 2014, he has dominated him and never been dismissed. He is a mandatory pick, looking at his stature and stats in England, he will definitely give you returns.

Top Batsman from England – Joe Root (3.20 Odds)

Joe Root is another modern great. The English has been under tremendous pressure for his captaincy but has performed well with his bat. Joe Root loves to play against India and has scored 5 centuries against them. In February also he scored a marathon double century in Chennai. His game against seamers is good but gameplay against spinners is the most eye-catching. Joe Root is the most experienced batsman in this lineup and will look to lead from the front. He is our pick for best batsman from England.

Top Bowler from India – Ishant Sharma  (4.00 Odds)

Ishant Sharma is India’s best bowler in these conditions. He was India’s top wicket-taker on the last tour with 18 wickets and now again will be India’s main weapon. This will be his 4th tour and fans will be hoping for a memorable performance from him like in the 2014 Lord’s test match. He is the most experienced bowler of the Indian line-up will be leading the bowling department. He is our pick for best bowler from India.

Top Bowler from England– James Anderson  (3.25 Odds)

James Anderson’s record against India is exceptional. He finished as the top wicket-taker on the last tour as well with 24 wickets at 18.12 average. Trent Bridge’s pitch is expected to be on a greener side and James will be the happiest person after hearing that news. He is 39 years old and knows everything about every situation and opposition, and will be raring to go against India. He is few wickets away from breaking Anil Kumble’s record. He is an obvious pick and will give you guaranteed returns.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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