India Tour of England 2022: England vs India – 5th Test Preview and Updates

England plays India in the fifth and final Test series match, which was originally scheduled for September 2021. The hosts have been re-energized by new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. This will be India’s first Test since a 2-0 victory over Sri Lanka in March. Continue reading for a preview of this game. On Friday, the Test begins at 10:30 a.m. local time in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

England will be optimistic about their chances against India in this Test. This summer, the home team has not only enjoyed their cricket, but they have also won in an aggressive manner.

India is missing full-time skipper Rohit Sharma and opener KL Rahul, which is causing concern for the opening pair. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara are likely to open India’s innings in this crucial Test.

England vs India

England vs India

Match Details to Note

Match: England vs India, 5th Test (Rescheduled Match), India Tour of England 2022

Date: July 01, 2022 (Friday)

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

England Team News:

At Headingley, Jamie Overton made his England Test debut, scoring 97 in the first innings. He was primarily selected as a bowler and took a wicket in each innings, but we anticipate that he will be replaced by the returning Jimmy Anderson. Ben Foakes has recovered from illness and should be named as the XI’s wicket-keeper.

England Squad

Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings(w), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Players to watch out for:

Joe Root

England’s number four batter scored only five runs in the first innings but recovered in the second. He has 27 Test centuries and currently leads the Test rankings.

Jonny Bairstow

The middle order batsman scored his second Test century last Friday. In this format, his last three innings have been 136, 162, and 71 not out.

Jimmy Anderson

The 39-year-old swing bowler has 651 Test wickets and will be rejuvenated after missing last week’s Test in Leeds. He is looking forward to resuming his battle with Virat Kohli.

Possible Playing XI:

Zak Crawley/Harry Brook, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Stuart Broad, Matty Potts, James Anderson, Jack Leach

England Team Form

England is aiming for their fourth consecutive Test victory in this match. They have not won three consecutive Tests since November 2018.

India Team News:

Due to health concerns, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the fifth Test. In his absence, pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been named as the Test team’s captain. Hanuma Vihari is the leading candidate to replace Rohit Sharma at the top of the order.

India Squad

Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Srikar Bharat, Prasidh Krishna

Players to watch out for:

Virat Kohli

The 33-year-old has not been in top form in recent Tests, but he remains one of the most feared batters in the world. In Test cricket, he has an average of 49.95.

Mohammed Shami

The right-arm fast bowler impressed in a warm-up match against a Leicestershire XI in June. In that game, he had a 3-42 batting average in the first inning.

Jasprit Bumrah

The pace bowler is now the team’s captain and a threat on any surface. With favorable overhead conditions, he could pose a serious threat to England once more.

Possible Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami

India Team Form

India won their last two Tests, both against Sri Lanka at home earlier this year. They did, however, lose their last two away Tests, both against South Africa in January.

England vs India Top Team Batsmen

With the bat, we support Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes for England. Stokes has 11 Test centuries and will be looking to put in a big innings against India in his first Test as captain.

With the bat, we like Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Shubman Gill for India. Gill, 22, has not played Test cricket since December 2021, but he has four half-centuries in ten Test appearances.

England vs India Top Team Bowlers

Our bowling picks for England are Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Matty Potts. Potts debuted against New Zealand and finished the series with 14 wickets at a 23.28 average.

Our bowling picks for India are Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj. Siraj took wickets in all but one innings of this 2021 Test series.

England vs India Head to Head

In terms of overall head-to-head records, England leads India by 18 Tests. However, in recent years, India has had the upper hand. In their last eight meetings in this format, India has only lost twice to England.

England vs India Head to Head Stats in Tests

  Matches Played ENG Won IND Won Draw Tie
Overall 130 49 31 0 50
Last 5 5 1 3 0 1


England vs India Toss Prediction

The winning captain of the last four Test Matches at Edgbaston has chosen to bat first. Both Ben Stokes and Jasprit Bumrah are expected to bat first in this Test.

England vs India Pitch Report

Spin bowlers took only five of the 32 wickets that fell during the 2021 Test. Although this will be an excellent batting wicket with a par score of 400, we expect pace bowlers to be involved at all times.

There is a slight chance of rain during the first three days of the Test, but we anticipate little disruption to play. Temperatures should not rise above 19 degrees.

England vs India Prediction

If this game had been played in September 2021, India would have been favorites after defeating England by 157 runs at the Oval in the previous match. England, on the other hand, is a different team that plays in a very different and effective style. We believe the home team will win this Test.

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