India is going to take on England for the 5th and final test of the previously unfinished series.
The big news at the moment is Rohit Sharma is ruled out from the 5th test and Jasprit Bumrah is going to lead the Indian side for the first time. Mayank Agarwal is already added to the squad as a cover for Rohit Sharma but his chance to take the field is less as in-form Sreyash Iyer may be in the playing XI as he had shown form in the warm-up match against Leicestershire Cricket Club.
Already many experts have put their opinion on what the Indian team could look like.
The England team is in great form as they are charging themselves after sweeping the Black Caps by a 3-0 margin. The form of English captain Ben Stokes and Johny Bairstow can cause trouble for India. Joe Root can never be put out of the equation. The bowling lineup of the England team is looking strong at the moment.
But the Indian team is ready too. They have taken a long preparation in England before the test match to adapt to the conditions. Head Coach Rahul Dravid would decide the final playing XI on the match day morning after looking at the weather and pitch conditions.
India is currently leading the series by 2-1. If Bumrah can lead India to win this test match it would surely be a historic test series win.
India’s XI for the 5th test match against England most likely:- (According to Indian Express): Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (C), M Siraj.