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Match Preview: 5th Test: India vs England

India vs England, Six Sports

Venue: Birmingham

Date: 1-5 July 2022

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Preview

The Pataudi Cup stands at 2-1 after the completion of four Tests.

India is dominating the series and is very close to scripting history once again.

But, they do have some injuries and illnesses to overcome.

Rohit Sharma is covid-19 positive and has been ruled out of the Test series.

The series will see two new captains in the form of Ben Stokes and Jasprit Bumrah.

England are coming into the series after whitewashing New Zealand 3-0 in the Test series between the two nations.

The hosts are now looking stronger than ever and have given a warning sign to India.

Thus, India needs to watch out if they want to take the series 3-1.

It will be interesting to see how Bumrah leads the captaincy for India and what will be his style of captaincy.

India will also be seeing a new opening pair in Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal or Cheteshwar Pujara.

England is looking strong and this will be a decider no one would like to miss.

Playing XI for India and England

India

Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal/Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah (c)

England

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

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