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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Welcomes England Cricket Team to His Hometown

The England cricket team is in Chennai for their first and second Test matches in the series. The first Test will be held from February 5-9, while the second Test is scheduled between February 13 and February 17.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Welcomes England Cricket Team to His Hometown

Sundar Pichai, who is also a huge cricket fan, welcomed the England cricket team to his hometown Chennai. Taking to Twitter, he mentioned that he too wanted to be present in the city for the India-England Test series. He retweeted a video of the team and said that the Test series ‘should be great’. This gesture by Google CEO has once again won netizens’ hearts. The England cricket team too was pleased and reacted to his tweet saying that his hometown is indeed wonderful.

The England cricket team is in Chennai for their first and second Test matches in the series. The first Test will be held from February 5-9, while the second Test is scheduled between February 13 and February 17. Both the Test matches will be played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Meanwhile, the next two Test matches of the series will be played in Ahmedabad. The two sides will meet in Gujarat for the third Test match from February 24 to February 28 and for the fourth Test, which is scheduled for March 4 to March 8. Both the tests in Gujarat will be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

Both Indian and English sides are high on confidence as they are both coming to play after a winning series. India defeated Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, while England on the other hand beat Sri Lanka by 2-0 on their tour. The added benefit that the England team has is the fact that they are already aware of the conditions of the sub-continent. The Indian side will also have some of its strong players back. Quite a few Indian cricketers were absent in the Australia tour due to various reasons. One of the big plus points is that Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who was on paternity leave, will be leading the Indian squad for the match against England.



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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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