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| On Sep 8, 2021 6:21 PM IST

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

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IND Playing 11: India’s tour of England has finally arrived at its last destination and the visitors have a chance to create history here at Old Trafford, Manchester. India leads the series 2-1 and cannot lose the series. After an innings loss at Headingley, India have shown they have the ability to bounce back from any situation. Their bowling attack has shown tremendous skills on flat batting conditions which makes them a dangerous side. With momentum on their side, they have a great chance for an overseas series win. England leads India 50-32 in the head-to-head record in Test cricket.

Team News

  • Mohammed Shami is likely to return to the eleven. He can replace Mohammed Siraj who has played all the Tests in this series.
  • Hanuma Vihari might be given a go in place of out of form Ajinkya Rahane.

India Playing 11 (likely)

Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli (C)
Ajinkya Rahane/ Hanuma Vihari
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Ravindra Jadeja
Shardul Thakur
Umesh Yadav
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah

Rohit Sharma has been in good form at the top and Rahul has given him good company. Pujara has shown glimpses of his return to form while Kohli is yet to get a big score. Both the experienced batsmen will look to score big in this game. Shardul Thakur’s lower order runs have added a new dimension to this line-up. The bowlers have been relentless led by Jasprit Bumrah. Umesh Yadav was also brilliant on his return.

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India Squad

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran.
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla.


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).

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