ENG vs IND Dream11: England and India face off in the fifth and final Test of the five-match series. At present, India leads the series 2-1 after the completion of four games. The fifth Test, which was supposed to go on in 2021 initially, was postponed due to the COVID outbreak in the Indian camp. India last won a Test series in England back in 2007 and have an opportunity to create history in this match. Hosts England will want to level the series with a win as well.
England vs India 5th Test
01 July – 05 July, 3:00 PM IST
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England.
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The wicket at this venue is generally batting-friendly with pacers likely to have some assistance. Fans can expect a good contest between bat and ball with the average first innings total being 307.
Last result at the venue
The last Test at this venue was played in June 2021 between England and New Zealand. New Zealand won the match by 8 wickets.
(Last 5 Test matches)
Ben Stokes (c)
Ben Foakes / Sam Billings (wk)
Joe Root Stats in Test
Joe Root’s stats in Test matches against India are impressive. Not just at home, he has put up good performances against India away as well. Root is in brilliant form with the bat, being the leading run-scorer in their recent series win against New Zealand with 396 runs in the series with two hundreds and a fifty. Root is expected to carry his sensational form at home against India in this match.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against IND||Batting Average|
|120||10285||86*, 5, 3, 176, 115*||36, 21, DNB, 121, 33||50.17|
Ben Stokes Stats in Test
England skipper Ben Stokes is in good touch with the bat. He scored 194 runs in the recent series against New Zealand at a healthy average of 48.50. Stokes is also handy with the ball in home conditions. The all-rounder will want to lead England to another win and level the series with a fine performance with both bat and ball.
|Matches Played||Runs/Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against IND||Batting Average/Bowling Average|
|82||5255/177||18 & DNB, DNB & 0/30, 75* & 0/62, 46 & 2/85, 54 & 0/43||2 & DNB, 55 & 4/89, 25 & DNB, 6 & 0/19, 8 & DNB||36.24/32.84|
Rohit Sharma (c) / Mayank Agarwal
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Ravindra Jadeja / Shardul Thakur
Rishabh Pant Stats in Test
Rishabh Pant’s Stats in Tests against England are promising. He has scored 578 runs from 19 innings at an average of 32.11. Pant scored fifty in India’s second innings of the fourth Test against England as well. He has played some vital knocks for India in overseas Tests at crucial times and is expected to come good once again in this match.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against ENG||Batting Average|
|30||1920||50, 39, DNB, 96, 100*||50, 9, 1, 2, 22||40.85|
Jasprit Bumrah Stats in Test
Jasprit Bumrah is India’s lead pacer at the moment. Bumrah has performed well against England both at home and away. With 18 wickets in the four Tests played last year, he is India’s leading wicket-taker in the series as well. Bumrah is a genuine wicket-taker and is expected to lead the pace attack in this final match.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against ENG||Bowling average|
|29||123||3/23, 5/24, 0/7, 2/36, 1/54||2/27, 2/67, 2/59, 3/33, 0/79||21.73|
Ben Stokes led England come into this match on the back of a magnificent 3-0 win against New Zealand at home. The hosts are in terrific form and are certainly a tough side to beat given their recent performances
Meanwhile, India last played two Tests against Sri Lanka at home, winning both the games. However, their previous overseas outing against South Africa ended in a 2-1 defeat. Although, India is leading the series against England 2-1 and have an opportunity to create history.
The two nations have played 130 Test matches against each other. England holds the upper hand with 49 wins while India have come out victorious 31 times with 50 Tests ending in a draw. In England, both the sides have played 66 Tests with the hosts winning 35 and India winning 9.
Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant, Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ollie Pope
All-rounder: Ben Stokes
Bowlers: James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach
Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes
Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Joe Root, Jasprit Bumrah