After drawing the T20I series’ against South Africa and Ireland, all eyes are now on the rescheduled fifth Test between India and England Test on July 1. England has outclassed New Zealand are looking like a threatening Test side.
Their next opponent is India. Let’s look at all the details regarding India vs England 5th Test match.
India vs England Test Team News:
India: The Indian team was all set to welcome their senior players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami back into the team and pose a serious challenge to the English side. Their preparation however was derailed by COVID again. Ravichandran Ashwin could not join the team at the start due to infection. Virat Kohli also suffered an infection and had to cut back on the workload in practice. Now the Indian captain Rohit Sharma has suffered the same fate and is doubtful for the England Test.
England: The English side on the other hand are playing like a true champion team. The way they approach a Test match is entirely different to any team before in the history of cricket. Ben Stokes earlier said that they are in the entertainment business and not a sporting business and that is what the English side are doing; entertaining people with their cricket.
They dismantled the New Zealand side 3-0 in the recently concluded Test series and are looking like doing the same to India. Joe Root is in the form of his life and is hitting centuries at will. Ben Stokes has fit into the captaincy role properly. James Anderson refuses to let his age define his performance but it is Jonny Bairstow who has looked the most threatening to any English opponent. The English batter plays a Test match like a T20I.
India Probable XI: Rohit Sharma/ Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj
England Probable XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (wk), Jack Leach, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, James Anderson,
India- England Head-to-head:
Played – 130 | India – 31 | England – 49 | Drawn/ No Result– 50 |
India vs England Test Match Details:
India vs England Test:
Date: 1 July 2022
Time: 3 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Live Stream: Sony Network and Sony Liv