India vs England 5th Test Match Prediction
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India and England take on each other in the 5th Test in Edgbaston, Birmingham starting from July 1. India are leading the series 2-1 with victories at Lord’s and The Oval in 2021. England won the Headingley Test after the first Test in Trent Bridge ended in a draw. 

India are looking for their first Test series win on English soil since 2007. Back then Rahul Dravid led India to a 1-0 series win. Years down the line, today he is the head coach of the Indian cricket team. He has a task on his hand against a formidable England side under the McCullum-Stokes.

As a side, they are fresh from a 3-0 series win against New Zealand. England skipper Ben Stokes also spoke about playing with the same aggressive intent against India in Edgbaston. 

IND vs ENG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India And England, India Tour Of England 2022, 5th Test
Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Twitter)

Speaking about both sides, India is struggling with the availability of their skipper Rohit Sharma after he contracted covid. With just over 24 hours to go an update on his availability is awaited. KL Rahul is also missing from the squad after being named originally. The rest of the players in the squad are fit and raring to go.  

Kevin Pietersen, England
Kevin Pietersen, England. (Photo: Twitter)

England have no injury concerns, They have added Sam Billings to their Test squad for the 5th Test. The rest of the squad remains the same that played the New Zealand series. They have played with an ultra-aggressive approach against the Kwis which they are looking to keep intact against India as well. Kevin Pietersen seems,s hugely impressed by England’s approach.

IND vs ENG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India And England, India Tour Of England 2022, 5th Test

India vs England Head To Head In Tests

India, England, ICC
Joe Root and Virat Kohli at the toss. (Image: Twitter)

Matches Played – 130 

IND Won – 31

ENG Won – 49

Matched played in England: 65 (ENG 34, IND 9)

Matches played in India: 64 (ENG 14, IND 22)

Recent Venue Records (Edgbaston, Birmingham)

Edgbaston, England
Edgbaston Cricket Ground (Image Credits: Google)

Total matches 53

Matches won batting first 18

Matches won bowling first 20

Average 1st Inns scores 307

Average 2nd Inns scores 320

Average 3rd Inns scores 244

Average 4th Inns scores 152

Highest total recorded 710/7 (188.1 Ov) by ENG vs IND

Lowest total recorded 30/10 (12.3 Ov) by RSA vs ENG

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Virat Kohli / Cheteshwar Pujara

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Ravichandran Ashwin / Jasprit Bumrah

Who Will Score Most Runs For England: Joe Root / Jonny Bairstow

Who Will Take Most Wickets For England: James Anderson / Stuart Broad

IND vs ENG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India And England, India Tour Of England 2022, 5th Test

There are no outright favourites to win the 5th Test. England playing in home conditions definitely have the edge. They are also fresh off a Test series win against New Zealand at home. India have played a practice game and are well prepared for the Test match. The match can go either way.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.