Joe Root could not have hoped for a better 100th Test match.
The England captain scored a double century and saw his team secure a 227 run victory against the odds to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Root made his delight with the performance clear while at the same time hammering home the message that India will come back stronger in the second Test which begins on Saturday and we expect the hosts to level the series up with a win at 8/11 with bet365.
|Match Name||India vs England (2nd Test)|
|When||Saturday, 13 February 2021, 4am|
|Where||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|Best Bet||Grab 2/1 on Virat Kohli to be India’s Top Batsman @ BetVictor|
|Live Streaming||Live on Channel 4|
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In years gone by, every England player who played in a Test win away to India would be assured of their place in the team for the next match.
These are very different times though and England coach Chris Silverwood along with the selectors have to take the longer-term fitness of the players into consideration so England will make several changes for the 2nd Test.
Silverwood has said that he does not see those changes as weakening the team and you can see why with the number two ranked bowler in the world, Stuart Broad, set to make his return.
Broad will likely replace James Anderson before they potentially both play in the day/night Test which come next and the right arm quick is a good bet to be England’s top bowler in Chennai at 3/1 with Paddy Power.
Key Battle to Look Out For
Broad and the rest of the England bowling attack will be up against an Indian batting line-up which wasn’t a million miles away from where they’d like to be in the 1st Test even though they lost.
The deterioration of the pitch was a major factor in the match for all that the England bowlers took advantage expertly.
India are going to need some big partnerships to win the 2nd Test and we expect their captain, Virat Kohli to be among them so back him to be the hosts’ top batsman at 2/1 with Paddy Power.
Please note odds are subject to change.