England are set to take on India in a four-match Test series starting Friday. Virat Kohli returns as captain for the Men in Blue and will look to build on the momentum following the stunning series win in Australia.
Meanwhile, Joe Root played a talismanic role in England's recent 2-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka and will aim to continue his form with the bat and lead the Three Lions to a spectacular upset against the home side.
India are favourites for the series but both teams will eye a win to clinch a spot in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand later this year.
When is the first Test?
The first of the four-match series will start on Friday, February 5 at 9:30 am (IST). The toss will be held at 9 am.
Where is the match being played?
The first and second Test matches are being hosted at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Where to broadcast the first Test?
Star Spots Network has the broadcasting rights for India's home matches and you can watch the first Test on those channels.
Where to stream the first Test?
The match can be streamed on Disney + Hotstar.
What are India's and England's squads?
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha.
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Joss Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Ben Foakes, Olly Stone, Dominic Bess.
Dream XI predictions:
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Rohit Sharma
All Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: Ben Stokes