The 5th Test match of India tour of England (IND vs ENG) will be played between these two teams, The match will begin on 10 September 2021 to 14 September 2021 at 03:30 pm IST.
Team winner Prediction:
- India have a more settled batting unit with top-order finally looking to be back in form
- With a sensational win in the last match, India have the momentum and that can be a crucial factor in this format of the game
- Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Shardul Thakur have been in terrific form, of late
ENG vs IND Analysis:
India’s roller-coaster ride in test cricket just keeps on going. It was yet another stunning display from them as they once again gained an important 2-1 lead in the five match series. They have been dominant of the two sides and will be raring to go out and play the final match of the series.
Make no mistake, though. England have been there or there about and that fighting spirit they have shown has been commendable and like they have already shown, they are more than capable to bounce back after conceding the lead.
The series is well set for the final fixture of the five-match series, which is to be played at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.
Date: September 10, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 03:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
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Pitch and Weather Conditions:
We’re likely to see some rain delays in the fifth Test, with showers expected over the first three days. The average temperature should be around 19 degrees celsius, although the general weather conditions throughout the match should be drier.
England have not played as bad as the score-line suggests, but they have certainly failed to seize the moments that matter. In the fourth match as well, they often gave away the positions of advantage and had to pay the price. Given the position they were in at one stage, it would not be wrong to say that England snatched a loss from the jaws of victory.
For a change, England’s opening pair seems to be doing well and complemented Joe Root brilliantly in the last two tests. Apart from that, Dawid Malan has been amongst the runs and will be looking to get a big one in the upcoming game. Having said that, the onus will once again lie with Joe Root, who by far has outscored all England players in this calendar year. He has looked in terrific form and England do appear to be a tad too over-reliant on him.
We expect Jos Buttler to make his way back into the team and given the performance that Ollie Pope put in the previous match, we might well see Jonny Bairstow sitting out. England will also be disappointed by the way Moeen Ali has batted in the tournament thus far. He has gotten enough opportunities and starts, but has thrown those away. The way he got out in the first innings of the previous test pretty much tells the whole story.
With the ball, England have been good, but they were made to toil in the previous match as they got absolutely no support from the surface. The fact that there has not been much gap between the two tests, fatigue might be an issue for the English bowlers as well. James Anderson has had good support from the likes of Robinson, Woakes, and Overton, but their bowling attack seems one dimensional. We might well see Mark Wood come in to replace Overton in the upcoming contest.
Overall, England may have the advantage of playing at home, but so far they have not been able to fully utilize that. Their batting has blown hot and cold and they seem heavily over-dependent on Joe Root. On the bowling front, however, England have been pretty good and more often than not, they have fought Indians a off-guard. If batsmen can play more responsibly and if England can be more ruthless as a team, they will be difficult to contend with, even for high-flying India.
Likely XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
The talks that were making rounds after India conceded a 99-run lead in the fourth match have suddenly vanished. Ravi Ashwin was the main talking point before and during the fourth match, but with Ravi Jadeja and Indian seamers doing well, India’s bowling looks settled. Having said that, Ashwin is still not out of the picture. As per the reports, we may see him take the field in pace of Mohammad Siraj if conditions are favorable for spinners.
Regardless of the team selection or other issues surrounding the side, India have been brilliant when put under the pump. We saw that in Australia earlier this year and we saw a similar thing happen at the Oval. They have not only fought hard in the recent tests, but have also managed to come out on top, more often than not.
Even though India won the fourth test and had a lot of positives to take from that game, the gaps in their performance cannot be ignored. The good news is that Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli looked in pretty good form in the second innings. However, the form of Ajinkya Rahane is certainly under the scanner and we might well see Suryakumar Yadav or Hanuma Vihari come in place of him in the upcoming contest.
On the bowling front, India did well, but considering the number of matches India has to play before the World Cup, they might well rest Jasprit Bumrah and bring in Mohammad Shami back for the final test. Only time will tell, though. Jadeja, who was criticized for his under-performance with the ball is sure to retain his place, unless of course there are some injuries.
All in all, India may have some selection problems, but as a side they are looking threatening. They now have the momentum and with batsmen looking back in form, beating them is going to be incredibly difficult even for the hosts.
Likely XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Muhammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
England Squad: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, David Malan, Chris Overden, Olly Pope, Olly Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), 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), Prasidh Krishna