Match: England vs India, 5th Test | India tour of England
Date: Friday, 1 July 2022
Time: 15:00 (GMT+5.5) / 15:30 (GMT+6)
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
ENG vs IND Preview
- India have a 2-1 series advantage.
- England has 3-0 victory over New Zealand in their most recent home series.
- England now has 52 ICC Test Championship points, while India currently leads the cycle with 77 points (58.33 percent).
The fifth and final Test match of the series, originally slated for September 2021, will feature England vs. India. Under the leadership of new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, the home team has been revitalized. India’s first Test match after defeating Sri Lanka 2-0 in March will be this one. On Friday, this Test will start at 10:30 local time in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
In this Test, England will be confident about their chances against India. This summer, the home team has not only enjoyed playing cricket but has also had success by playing aggressively.
India will not be as accustomed to the conditions as they were during the Test series last summer because KL Rahul is out injured. If the visitors are to win this Test, it will take an incredible performance from them.
ENG vs IND Weather Report
The first three days are predicted to be cloudy and dark in Birmingham, with sunshine on day four likely.
ENG vs IND Match Toss Prediction
The captain who won the toss has decided to bat first in the last four Test matches played at Edgbaston. We anticipate that Ben Stokes and Rohit Sharma will both prefer to open the batting in this Test.
ENG vs IND Pitch Report
Spin spinners only claimed five of the 32 wickets that were lost during the 2021 Test. We anticipate pace bowlers to constantly be in the game, despite the fact that this will be a great batting pitch with a par score of 400.
England Team News & Probable Playing XIs
At Headingley, Jamie Overton made his England Test debut and hit 97 in the opening innings. He was primarily selected as a bowler and recorded a wicket in each of the innings, but Jimmy Anderson is expected to take his spot. After overcoming his illness, Ben Foakes should take over as the wicket-keeper.
Recent form – W W W L D
ENG Probable Playing XI
Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Foakes, Ben Stokes, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Jimmy Anderson
India Team News & Probable Playing XIs
Due to illnesses and injuries, preparation for this Test has been hampered, but there is no doubt that India will start the match with a very good Test XI. We anticipate Shubman Gill to replace KL Rahul at the top of the order, where he has been in superb form in all formats.
Recent form – W W L L W
IND Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
ENG vs IND Head to Head Stats (Last 5 matches)
ENG vs IND – 5th Test, Dream 11
- Jonny Bairstow (c)
- Virat Kohli
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Joe Root
- Shubman Gill
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Ben Stokes
- Craig Overton
- James Anderson
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Shardul Thakur (vc)
ENG vs IND Prediction
Winning the toss
- England – Joe Root
- India – Virat Kohli
- England – Matty Potts
- India – Jasprit Bumrah
- England – Jonny Bairstow
- India – Rishabh Pant
Player of the Match
- England – Jonny Bairstow
Team Scores Batting First
- England – 420+
- India – 400+
England are the favorite to win this match.
India would have been the favorites if the match had taken place in September 2021 as planned because they had just handed England a 157-run defeat at the Oval. However, England is a different team now, and they play in a very distinctive and successful manner. We believe the home team will prevail in this Test.