IND vs ENG Test Match Preview: The tussle between India and England (IND vs ENG) will start from today at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. This is the last match of last year’s 5-match Test series between the two teams. This match is the deciding match of the series. At present, the Indian team is ahead 2-1 in four matches of this series. In such a situation, Team India is trying to win the Test series in England once again after 15 years with the help of win or draw. On the other hand, England will have to win the Edgbaston Test at any cost to bring this series to the level.
England’s middle order is very strong at the moment. Joe Root and Ben Stokes are scoring runs continuously. On the other hand, Jonny Bairstow is playing fast innings in Test cricket like T20. Olly Pop is also seen in the best form of his career. In the bowling, the pair of Anderson and Stuart Broad is once again looking aggressive.
Pitch Report: Edgbaston’s pitch is generally considered better for batting, although bowlers have also dominated here on many occasions. This time too there could be a competition of equals. There is grass on the pitch and fast bowlers can get good swing here. Here the ball can also get bounce.
Weather Report: Rain is expected on the first 2 days of the match. According to the weather reports of Birmingham, the chances of rain on the first day are more than 50%. On the other hand, the probability of rain on the second day is 80%. The weather is likely to remain open here from the third day onwards.
England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (wk), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
India’s Possible Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Cheteshwar Pujara/Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin/Shardul Thakur, Rishabh Pant, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.