ENG vs IND: England are facing India in the fifth test match on Friday, July 1. Moreover, the game is being played at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England.
England are coming into this fixture after winning convincingly against New Zealand in the three match test series. They went on to beat the Kiwis by 3-0 in the test series.
The England team went on to win the first and second match by five wickets. While they won the third match by seven wickets. India are coming into this fixture after winning against Ireland.
The men in blue went on to win 2-0 against Ireland in the two match T20 series. They won the first match by seven wickets and the second match by four runs.
Jonny Bairstow went on to win the man of the series award against New Zealand. He scored 162 runs in the first inning and 71 runs in the second inning of the third test.
The men in blue have not won any test series in England for the past five years. If they manage to win the series, it will be their first test series victory in England for a long time.
ENG vs IND: Rishabh Pant reverse scoops James Anderson like a pro on the first day
The men in blue have gone on to start the fifth test quite well. They are looking in good touch while England are underperforming through their bowling unit. India seems to be in vital touch.
Rishabh Pant went on to play an excellent reverse scoop against James Anderson. No one would have thought something like that. Many were shocked to witness such a technique against Anderson.
Playing XI: England vs India
England Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (capt), Sam Billings (wkt), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
India Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah(c).