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| On Jun 22, 2022 1:49 PM IST

IND Playing 11 for India vs England, 5th Test, Player stats for Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction


IND Playing 11: In a quest to register their first Test series win in the United Kingdom since 2007, team India is all geared up to square off against Ben Stokes led England in the rescheduled 5th Test which will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

India is already 2-1 up in the series, but the scenario has changed from the last year when the series got halted due to COVID-19 complications. India was then led by the inspirational Virat Kohli and the coach then was Ravi Shastri. Now, both the head coach and the captain of Indian team have changed. Rohit Sharma is leading the troops in England coached by Rahul Dravid.

The scenario has changed for the hosts as well. back then it was Joe Root who led the home side under the coaching of Chris Silverwood. However, now Ben Stokes is leading England under the coaching of Kiwi great Brendon McCullum. The duo have kicked off their campaign prolifically against New Zealand by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series. A crunch game awaits at Edgbaston on 1st July and here we have come up with a possible Playing 11 for India.

India Playing 11 Team News

  • India has named a 17-man squad for this Test match. However, KL Rahul’s groin injury has forced him to miss the entire England tour.
  • In the absence of KL Rahul, skipper Rohit Sharma will be opening the innings with Shubman Gill.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara who has made a return to the squad will return to his favorite No.3 spot and will be followed by Virat Kohli, and one  between Shreyas Iyer or Hanuma Vihari.
  • Rishabh Pant will take the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj will be the key picks in the pace department.
  • With Ravichandran Ashwin found COVID-19 positive and expected to join the team after a while, India will be tempted to go with only a solitary spinner in Ravindra Jadeja.

IND Playing 11

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Shubman Gill
  3. Cheteshwar Pujara
  4. Virat Kohli
  5. Shreyas Iyer/Hanuma Vihari
  6. Rishabh Pant
  7. Shardul Thakur
  8. Ravindra Jadeja
  9. Mohammad Shami
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Mohammad Siraj

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India Squad

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

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India vs England Dream11 Prediction for Captain & Vice Captain

  • Virat Kohli may be a bit rusty in recent times, especially in Red ball cricket. However, Kohli still remains the lynchpin in India’s batting order. Below are his Test match numbers.
Matches Runs Average 100/50
101 8043 49.95 27/28
  • Mohammad Shami will be one of the leaders of India’s bowling attack. In the ever so swinging conditions of Edgbaston, Shami could be lethal and the team would want Shami to fire. Below are his Test match numbers.
Matches Wickets Best figures in an Inning Average
59 214 6/56 27.05

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