| On Sep 8, 2021 6:09 PM IST

ENG vs IND 5th Test: Possible Playing 11 of England


England Playing 11: Finally it’s time for the last match of this intriguing series. With all to play for, England will take on India in the fifth Test here at Old Trafford, Manchester. The hosts haven’t been at their best in this series and trail the series 1-2. They are coming off a humiliating loss at the Oval in which they surrendered on the final day yet again. With only Joe Root performing, the batting line-up has some serious questions to answer. England have a huge task in hand look to level the series. In the head-to-head record in Tests, England leads India 50-32.

Team News

  • Jos Buttler returns to England’s squad for this Test and is likely to keep wickets . Sam Billings, who came in as cover for Buttler has been released from the squad.
  • England have also included left-arm spinner Jack Leach in the squad.
  • Mark Wood is likely to replace Craig Overton for this game.

England Playing 11 (likely)

Rory Burns
Haseeb Hameed
Dawid Malan
Joe Root (C)
Ollie Pope
Jos Buttler (wk)
Moeen Ali
Chris Woakes
Ollie Robinson
Mark Wood
James Anderson

England will be under pressure going into this game. Their batting performance will worry them as they have lost wickets in clusters. Hameed and Burns have looked good but will look to get a big score on the board. Joe Root has been the best batsman of the series and will look to dominate India’s attack. Bowling looked tired during India’s second innings in the last game but Anderson and Robinson have troubled India. Adding Mark Wood will add variety to this line-up.

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England squad

Joe Root (C), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Where to Watch ENG vs IND Live 5th Test

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs India 5th Test match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played from 10-14 September and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).

READ: England Squad Announced for 5th Test. Check official update

Monojit Das

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