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India Tour of England 2022 – England vs India – 5th Test (Rescheduled Match) Prediction

After what seemed like an eternity, we’re finally back to finish what was proving to be an exciting series of Test Cricket last year. Last year’s Test series between England and India was called off due to Covid scares in India’s camp. Despite the fact that none of India’s players tested positive, the scare was enough to put an end to the series.

The fans have been waiting for the series to return with bated breath, and their wishes are finally being granted. This final match of the series is crucial for several reasons, and both teams would like to win. While a draw would suffice for India to lift the trophy, they would prefer to win here in order to qualify for the World Test Championship. England, on the other hand, would have to win the game in order to tie the series.

The fifth and final match of the England vs. India series, which began in 2021, is set to take place at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The match will begin on July 1st, and as with the previous series, a thrilling contest is undoubtedly in the offing.

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 vs India Team Previews

England (Match Odds – 1.57)

Something had to give in English cricket after a disappointing summer. They brought about some radical changes not only with respect to the team combinations but also with respect to the support staff. Chris Silverwood and Joe Root have been replaced as coach and captain by Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes. The results have been fantastic thus far, and England would like to keep it that way.

This is not the England that has lost two games in the ongoing series since 2021. Only four players from that series will appear in this one, and there are many other changes besides the personnel change. This England team will come hard and mean business, as evidenced by their performance against the Kiwis. They have changed dramatically in the last month, and at a breakneck pace.

England enters this match on the heels of a 3-0 victory over World Champions New Zealand. Despite the fact that the series was well-fought and New Zealand had opportunities, England always appeared to be in the lead. Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope, and Joe Root were all outstanding throughout the series. Their bowlers performed admirably, with Matty Potts astounded everyone with his skills and abilities.

Overall, England has scripted a remarkable turnaround, which they would like to continue. India is arguably just as skilled as the Kiwis, but they present a completely different type of challenge. It will be interesting to see what strategy England chooses, but it will undoubtedly be exciting. If England can replicate their performance against the Kiwis, they will be in good shape.

England Squad

Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matty Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root

Predicted 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

India (Match Odds – 2.35)

Even though everything appears to be the same on paper, a lot has changed for India. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri led the team in 2021, and they have been replaced by Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid. However, much to India’s dismay, Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19, and a decision on his availability will be made only a day before the match.

Another reason for India’s concern is the absence of KL Rahul, the series’ second-highest scorer up to this point. While Agarwal has been called in as a replacement, he will most likely only be warming bench.

With Cheteshwar Pujara’s participation also uncertain, India’s top-order appears to be in its infancy. However, Pujara scored a lot of runs in the County Championship, albeit against Division-2 teams, and India would not want his recent experience in English conditions to go to waste. India will seek to improve its position in the middle order. Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, and Hanuma Vihari are all capable.

On the bowling front, India not only has a stable attack, but also an attack that can work in any conditions. Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj, for example, work well together. It’ll be interesting to see who the fourth bowler is. Shardul Thakur is unquestionably first in the pecking order, given his ability with the bat.

India were brilliant in the previous series, and it’s difficult to imagine them picking up where they left off. Batting would be their primary concern, as seen in the warm-up game. They have ability on paper, but adapting to the circumstances will be critical. They’ve only been here a few days, have only played four days of cricket, and will need to be on their toes to get settled right away in this upcoming match.

India Squad

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

Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj/Umesh Yadav

England vs India Toss Prediction

Unless the weather is overcast on the first day, batting first is the best option on this pitch. On this pitch, chasing in the fourth inning becomes extremely difficult.

To Win the Toss – England – 1.85

To Win the Toss – India – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Edgbaston is expected to have a spicy pitch with plenty of lateral movement for the bowlers. To gain an advantage, teams will try to score 300-350 runs in the first innings.

Birmingham is expected to have dark and cloudy weather for the first three days, with sunshine expected on day four.

England vs India Match Prediction

While both teams will be fairly confident going into this match, this will be the true litmus test for both. India is leading the series and would like to maintain their lead. England, on the other hand, will be brimming with confidence after sweeping New Zealand in back-to-back Tests. While the two teams are evenly matched on paper, England has the advantage of playing at home. They will also be brimming with confidence after three solid wins. India is a strong team that will undoubtedly put up a fight, and it could be anyone’s game. However, given the aforementioned factors, England are clear favorites to win this one.

England is the favourite to beat India at the odds of 1.57.

  • India leads the series 2-1 and has a good chance of winning it again after 2007.
  • In the most recent home series, England easily defeated New Zealand 3-0.
  • So far in this cycle, India has 77 ICC Test Championship points (58.33 %) and England has 52 ICC Test Championship points (28.89 %).

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