The fifth Test match between England and India, which was previously postponed owing to a Covid outbreak in the Indian camp, will now take place on 1st July 2022. The last game of the five-match series will now be played at Edgbaston instead of Manchester. In England, India last triumphed in a series in 2007 and India now has a 2-1 series advantage.
England is the home to test format so it will be the most awaited match for every cricketing fan. Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium features one of England’s best batting surfaces, but it also offers plenty of assistance to bowlers. The hitters will be encouraged to play their shots by the brownish Edgbaston track. Having said that, the pitch’s pace and bounce will benefit the pacers’ cause in the game. At this stadium, the average first inning score is 307 runs, while the average fourth inning score is 152 runs. Therefore, it is evident that batting fourth on this track is not in the least bit advantageous, and both captains would aim to bat first after winning the toss in this situation.
To keep up their winning streak, the Three Lions are likely to stick with the same core that defeated the WTC champions. Ben Stokes and company will be aiming to maintain their impressive run in the coming days after defeating New Zealand 3-0 in the series. England will have the ideal opportunity to illustrate why they shouldn’t be underrated with a victory over India.
With victories at Lord’s and the Oval by margins of more than 150 runs, the Indian troops have already made a striking statement—quite an accomplishment for a visiting team. India might be missing players like KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin because of injuries and being tested positive. From this moment forward, India cannot lose the series, and if events at Edgbaston go their way, they may win the trophy.
India is leading the Series by 2-1 and now we can’t lose the series. England needs to win desperately to avoid a home defeat. England’s recent form of test cricket under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum is fearless and has adopted an aggressive approach towards this format. We predict England to be the winner in this test match.
England is placed at 02.04 on LotusFair
India is placed at 03.40 on LotusFair
Match to draw at 04.60 on LotusFair
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Predicted Playing XI
Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubham Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Note : If Rohit Sharma fails to recover from covid he can be replaced by Mayank Agarwal and Team will play under Jasprit Bumrah.
Match : England vs India, 5th Rescheduled Test
Event : India tour of England, 2022
Venue : Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date : 01st July, 2022
Time : 03.00 PM IST/ 09:30 AM GMT
LotusFair Tip : England is LotusFair prediction to win.