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ENG vs IND: Is Rohit Sharma Playing Today? Who will be India Captain?


Rohit Sharma ENG vs IND Test: After a massive COVID-19 outbreak last year, Team India is all set to resume their five-match Test series against England with the fifth and final Test match beginning from 1 July, 2022 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. The visitors have a lead of 2-1 in the five-match Test series after having registered sensational wins at the Lord’s and Oval. India is also scheduled to play 3 T20Is and as many ODI matches against England.

ENG vs IND: Is Rohit Sharma Playing Today? Who will be India Captain?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have finally confirmed that captain Rohit Sharma has not yet recovered from Covid-19 and will not be available for selection during the 5th Test match against England. BCCI further added that right-arm pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will captain the Indian Test team while wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will be his deputy. However, there is still no clear update as to who will open the batting for India alongside Shubman Gill against England.

Mayank Agarwal was added to the India Test squad after Rohit tested positive for Covid-19 while the team management are also considering to play Cheteshwar Pujara as the second opener. There are chances that both Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer will get a spot in the India playing 11.

India Playing 11 (likely)
1. Mayank Agarwal
2. Shubman Gill
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Virat Kohli
5. Hanuma Vihari/Shreyas Iyer
6. Rishabh Pant (wk)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Mohammed Shami
10. Jasprit Bumrah (C)
11. Mohammed Siraj

India Test squad

Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal. 

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England vs India 2022 Schedule

Date Format Fixture Time Venue
1-5 July, 2022 5th Test England vs India 3:30 PM IST Edgbaston, Birmingham
7 July, 2022 1st T20I England vs India 11 PM IST The Rose Bowl, Southampton
9 July, 2022 2nd T20I England vs India 7 PM IST Edgbaston, Birmingham
10 July, 2022 3rd T20I England vs India 11 PM IST Trent Bridge, Nottingham
12 July, 2022 1st ODI England vs India 3:30 PM IST Kennington Oval, London
14 July, 2022 2nd ODI England vs India 5:30 PM IST Lord’s, London
17 July, 2022 3rd ODI England vs India 5:30 PM IST Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester


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