IND vs ENG 5th Test
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IND vs ENG 5th Test: Date, Venue, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Prediction, Updated Squad And Streaming Details. India and England will meet again for the fifth Test, starting on Friday (March 7) in Dharamsala. India has already secured victory in the five-match series, leading 3-1 and maintaining their winning streak. This match will take place at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on March 7th. Additionally, India has achieved an impressive feat of winning 17 consecutive Test series at home.

Even though India has already won the series, Rohit Sharma’s team needs to earn World Test Championship (WTC) points to stay competitive in the race for the final. In the final match in Dharamshala, both teams are aiming to secure WTC points despite the series’ outcome being decided. India, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, is determined to secure these points for the World Test Championship.

In the final Test against England, India will likely utilize their best players, including Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested in Ranchi. Although Kuldeep Yadav did well last time and has a good record at Dharamshala, India is likely to stick to their three-spinner plan. So, Akash Deep might not get to play despite his good debut.

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Rajat Patidar hasn’t done well in the series, so the team might look to replace him. If KL Rahul is okay, he might take Patidar’s place. Otherwise, Devdutt Padikkal could get his first chance in Tests. India wants to win the series 4-1, so they probably won’t change the team anymore.

IND vs ENG 5th Test Predicted Playing XI

India Playing XI: (Captain) Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel (Wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Rehan Ahmed, Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, Mark Wood, Tom Hartley

IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

The Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, set amidst stunning natural surroundings, boasts a pitch that differs from typical Indian surfaces. Composed of clay and loamy soil, it offers good pace and bounce, making it favourable for fast bowlers. Batsmen face challenges with the extra bounce and seam movement, requiring skill and patience. The thin mountain air enhances pace and bounce, further benefiting bowlers. Overall, the stadium provides a unique and challenging setting for Test cricket, where both batsmen and bowlers must adapt to the conditions for success.

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IND vs ENG 5th Test Weather Report

Captivating battles between bat and ball characterize Test matches at Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, with momentum shifting throughout the game. Seamers make crucial contributions early on, exploiting the initial support from the pitch to make early breakthroughs. However, as the match progresses and the pitch settles, batsmen find their footing and take control, leading to thrilling contests and a tense conclusion.

India’s Full Updated Squad

Ravindra Jadeja, Mukesh Kumar, Shubman Gill, Sarfaraz Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (WK), Mohammed Siraj, Dhruv Jurel (WK), Washington Sundar, Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajat Patidar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Deep, Ravichandran Ashwin.

England’s Full Updated Squad 

Jonny Bairstow (WK), Ben Stokes (C), Gus Atkinson, Rehan Ahmed, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Shoaib Bashir, Ollie Pope, Harry Brook, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Ben Foakes.

IND vs ENG 5th Test Live Streaming Details

The fifth Test match between India and England is scheduled to start on March 7th at 9:30 AM IST at Dharamsala. Indian viewers can watch the live streaming of the match on the Jio Cinema app and website. The game will also be telecast live on the Sports 18 Network.