IND vs ENG: Stokes-Archer including 15-member English cricket group Bharat reached India
The four-Test series between India and England is scheduled to begin in Chennai from 5 February. England’s 15-member group arrived in Chennai on Sunday for the series. The group includes star all-rounderin Stokes, pacer Joffra Archer, boutique Rory Burns and Jonathan Trott. Some of England’s reserve players were also included in the squad for the first two matches of the series to be played at Chepak Stadium in Chennai. “All these players are not part of the Test series against Sri Lanka at this time.
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The winners of the Test series between India and England will be two matches in Chennai, while the remaining two Tests and five T20 matches will be played in Ahmedabad. After this, three ODIs will be held in Pune. The rest of the England team will reach Chennai in a separate group on January 27 from Sri Lanka. Coronavirus (Kovid-19): All England players and other team members who have reached Chennai in the wake of the pandemic will be subjected to a corona test and will be given a status in a city hotel for a few days.
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Apart from all the players from India and England, both teams and other officials associated with the match will be kept in the Bio Secure Environment in view of Corona at the Leela Palace Hotel. England team for first two Tests: Joe Root (Captain), Jack Crowley, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Sibley, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Christian Shakes, Rory Burns, Jose Butler, Ben Fox, Joffrey Artcher, James Anderson, Dominic Day, Stuart Co, Jack Leach, Olly Stone . The England and Wales Cricket Board (EB) has announced the squad for the first Test matches keeping in mind the workload management.