IND vs ENG LIVE Score 5th TEST – INDIA ENGLAND Edgbaston TEST LIVE, TOSS at 2:30PM: The much awaited India vs England SUPER-CLASH will start tomorrow at 3PM IST. On stakes is 5 Match Test Series which India currently leads by 2-1. Jasprit Bumrah will have a huge challenge at hands as he leads Indian cricket team for the 1st TIME. The match will be broadcasted LIVE on Sony Sports Network. Follow India vs England 5th TEST LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
IND vs ENG LIVE: Same SERIES but new captains & new coaches, Match Starts at 3PM IST
- England TEAM News: The home team has already announed their Playing XI and has included a frontline spinner.
- England Playing XI: 1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Ben Stokes (capt.), 7 Sam Billings, 8 Matthew Potts, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson
- India TEAM News: Rohit Sharma is OUT and India need to finalize Shubman Gill’s partner for the TEST. Ashwin is likely to get a look in ahead of Shardul Thakur
- India Playing XI (probable): 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Cheteshwar Pujara/Mayank Agarwal, 3 Hanuma Vihari, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur/ R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Jasprit Bumrah (capt.)
IND vs ENG LIVE Score 5th TEST: India and Jasprit Bumrah’s BIG TEST vs ENGLAND starts at 3PM, Follow INDIA ENGLAND Edgbaston TEST LIVE
India vs England 5th TEST LIVE: India were leading the five-match series 2-1 when multiple Covid-19 cases in their camp led to the postponement of the final game which was a part of the World Test Championship.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 2022
Troubles in Indian Camp: Nine months have passed since and a lot of water has flown through the Thames. The then captain Virat Kohli relinquishing Test captaincy. His successor, Rohit Sharma, is missing out on this game after testing positive for Covid-19.
Worse, Rohit’s designated deputy KL Rahul is also out after having undergone a surgery for sports hernia.
In this backdrop of the musical chair of Indian captaincy, the gauntlet has been thrown at Bumrah. On Friday he will become the 36th man to lead the national Test team.
He has been acknowledged widely as the undisputed leader of the fast bowling group but come Friday, the challenge against Ben Stokes’ side will be very different when he walks out for the toss at the Edgbaston.
‘This is one of the biggest achievements of my career’
“Nothing changes for me, you have to do the job. You can hold the team by doing the job to the best of your abilities”, declared Bumrah.
India’ RECORD at Edgbaston
- Edgbaston hasn’t exactly been a happy hunting ground for India.
- They have lost most of their Test matches but as it often happens with new beginnings, a new captain can always try to buck the trend.
New England, new template: Ben Stokes ‘AGGRESSION is the MANTRA’: The 3-0 demolition of New Zealand with three tricky chases has given huge confidence to England.
The team under new coach Brendon McCullum, have de-constructed their style-sheet as far as Test matches are concerned.
Their batters are plundering opposition attack while there are lesser number of five-wicket hauls from the pacers if one goes by the statistics of the New Zealand series.
It was Jack Leach, who had two five-wicket hauls and neither James Anderson nor Stuart Broad got their names on the various ‘Honours’ Board’.
The pitches have become a tad flatter, which is helping the batters and thus Bumrah, along with Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj will have an onerous task of tackling a batting line-up bubbling with confidence.
Joe Root, after relinquishing captaincy, has found the touch that had deserted him and Jonny Bairstow, with the confidence of IPL, has scored nearly 400 runs at a strike-rate of 120 plus, unheard of in Test matches.
“England have done well as they won a couple of Test matches from positions where they could have potentially lost the games,” Indian coach Rahul Dravid told the mediapersons on Wednesday.
“We will like to focus on what our strengths are rather than thinking about opposition’s strength,” the head coach said.
World Test Championship Table: India are still third in World Test Championship table (58.33 percentage points) behind Australia (75 percentage points) and South Africa (71.43% pts).
Where to watch IND vs ENG 5th Test in India?
Sony Sports has the telecast rights for matches being played in England. The first Test will be shown on Sony 1 and Sony 1 HD. LIVE Streaming of the series will be available on SonyLIV.
Where to watch in the UK: TV channels
The matches will be telecast on Sky Sports – Main Event and Sky Cricket channels. The telecast will begin at 10 am UK time. The live stream will be available on the Sky Go app.
Match Starts: 3 pm IST: Follow India vs England 5th TEST LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN