Increase in Expectation:
England recently won the three-match Test series 3-0 against New Zealand. Similarly the Indian team played intimidatingly in the training Test. As both the teams alternately show their strength, the anticipation for the Test starting on July 1 is high.
In this case, the pitch report for the test match between the two teams has now been released. Edgbaston grounds are generally equally supportive of batting and bowling. However, Dastan is seen as very important here. The reason is that the ground is predicted to be completely pace-friendly during the first day of play.
Thus, winning the toss and choosing to bowl first can put a lot of pressure on the batsmen on the first day. Only then will the pitch give equal cooperation to both sides as to the batters and bowlers.
Who are the bowlers?
Indian team usually field with 3 fast bowlers and 2 spinners. However, India is forced to field with 4 pacers as only the pacers are expected to make a big impact at the Edgbaston ground. England fielded with 5 fast bowlers but nothing surprising.
According to past history, the first team to hit the field could score 300+ runs. The lower the score, the more likely it is to fail. With a total of 53 Tests played here, England have won only 28 times and other teams 10 times. 15 matches draw. The teams that bowled first have amassed more wins than the teams that batted first.
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