England Vs India 5th Test Preview: The final of ongoing India vs England five matches test series is scheduled to begin on 10th September. The first match ended in a draw due to an unstoppable rain barrage on the final day while the second test is won by the Indians. England made a comeback in the third test match and levelled the series, however, a mouth-watering display of batting and bowling on days four and five from the visitors put them in a driver seat.
The five matches series is currently led by team India with a lead of 2-1 with one game to go. Although Virat Kohli has already retained the ongoing Pataudi Trophy, the skipper will be keen on putting an Indian stamp on it.
There were a lot of speculations around the game being suspended after one more Indian support staff member tested covid positive, however, the two cricket boards decided to go as per the scheduled plans despite a few challenges.
Team India has some positive news ahead of the fifth test match, successful opener Rohit Sharma and speedster Mohammad Shami are completely fit to be selected in the playing11. Only workload management could make them sit out of the final test.
For England, Mark Wood is fit and could replace Craig Overton while there will be doubt around the selection of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson who have featured in all four test matches. England strictly follows the rotation policy and workload management has been their key priority. It will be interesting to see if they field both the aforementioned pacers in the high stake game or opt for a workload management rest.
England vs India 4th Test Match Details:
Match: England vs India 5th Test Match
Day/Date: Sep 10, Fri – Sep 14, Tue
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: 3:30 PM IST.
England vs India 5th Test Pitch Report and Weather:
There are shattered changes of showers on the first two opening days of the fifth test match, however, there is nothing much to worry about. The surface will assist the pacers initially and it turns spinner on with the progress in the match, as seen in the Hundred competition.
Old Trafford has always seen the first innings big totals as compared to the second innings. SO, both the captains will look to win the toss and opt to bat.
England vs India Live Streaming:
TV: Sky Sports
Live Streaming: SonyLIV
England vs India 5th Test Probable Playing11 and Squads:
England Playing XI:
England Complete Squad:
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), James Anderson, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Sam Curran
India Playing XI:
India’s Complete Squad:
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant (wk) , Hanuma Vihari, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shardul Thakur, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane R. Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw and Prisadh Krishna.