When and Where to Watch England vs India Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 5th Test
Jasprit Bumrah is likely to make way for Mohammed Shami.
Updated - Sep 10, 2021 12:59 pm
Prior to the ongoing Test series, India had won a mere seven out of 62 Test matches on English soil. However, the current Indian team is standing on the cusp of a series triumph ahead of the fifth and final Test, starting September 10 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Having won the fourth Test at the Kennington Oval in London by 157 runs, India have already taken an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series. After the loss by an innings and 76 at the Headingley in Leeds, India’s confidence would have taken a massive dent.
But instead of going into their shell, India came back strongly. The Three Lions, led by Joe Root, on the other hand, have blown hot and cold. On plenty of instances, they have managed to get India by the scruff of their necks, but the visiting team kept finding ways to display resurgence.
Ollie Robinson and Root are the leading wicket-taker and run-scorer respectively. However, they haven’t quite gotten the apt support from others. At the Old Trafford, the Brits have done well in Test cricket over last two decades.
In the last 15 Tests at the venue in Manchester, England have won 12 matches with two games ending in draws. Only Australia managed to beat them by 185 runs in 2019.
Playing combinations for India and England
Out of the 18 players, who have taken part for England, only four- Root, Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns and James Anderson- have played all the matches thus far. Jos Buttler is also in contention to be in the eleven for the next game after missing out from the Oval Test due to parental duties.
If he is included, it remains to be seen who gets dropped. Robinson and Anderson have a combined tally of 36 wickets in the series, but the other bowlers haven’t been consistent. In the batting department, Root, who has 564 runs in the series, needs some support from the rest of the batters.
Predicted XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson
India are most likely to make two changes in their eleven if not more. Ravindra Jadeja, who has played all four Tests, is likely to sit out after he complained of ankle sprain. Ravi Ashwin, whose omission has raised a lot of eyebrows until now, is all set to get his maiden game of the series.
The visitors are also likely to give Jasprit Bumrah some rest. The speedster is likely to make way for Mohammed Shami, who missed the previous Test due to a niggle. Among the batters, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have scored a chunk of the runs and the onus will be on them to take their team off to a flying start.
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shardul Thakur Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav
ENG vs IND Head-to-Head
Played – 130 | England – 49 | India – 31 | Draw – 50 | Tied- 0
Played – 66 | England – 35 | India – 9 | Draw – 22 | Tied- 0
ENG vs IND Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST, 11:00 AM Local
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