The England Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the squad for the one-off Test against India. The same players have been included in the team, who were playing in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.
The England Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the squad for the one-off Test against India. The same players have been included in the team, who were playing in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand. The Test match between India and England will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham from July 1. Ben Stokes will lead the team.
Kent wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings has been included in the squad for the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston starting Friday. He played as a Kovid replacement for Ben Foakes in the third Test against New Zealand. Fox is currently battling Corona. Despite this, he has been included in the squad for the Test match against India. Fox is expected to be fine by then.
James Anderson, who did not play the third Test against New Zealand, has also been included in the squad. The Indian team is currently leading 2-1 in the series. Last year, the last match of the five-match Test series was postponed and rescheduled after several cases of corona were reported in the Indian team. This match will now be played.
India recently played just one warm-up match against Leicestershire, which ended in a draw. At the same time, under the leadership of new captain Ben Stokes, the England team is running in excellent form. England defeated New Zealand 3-0 in the three-match Test series. England successfully chased down the target of over 250 in all three Tests.
James Anderson can also make a record against India. He has taken 651 wickets in Tests, while Stuart Broad has already crossed the 550-wicket mark in the longest format of cricket. The Indian team would like to strengthen their claim for the World Test Championship final by winning this test.
ENG vs IND: England squad for test against India:-
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Sam Billings (wk), Stuart Broad, Harry Brooke, Jack Crowley, Ben Foakes (wk), Jack Leach, Alex Liege, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts , Ollie Pope.
Indian Test Team:-
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj , Umesh Yadav, Famous Krishna, Mayank Agarwal.