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ENG vs IND 5th Test Fantasy Tips- Key Players, Probable XIs, Captain, Vice-Captain and More

Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes can prove to be really good picks from the England camp.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 30 June 2022 6:02 pm

Match Details

Date: 01-05 July 2022
Time: 3 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

England have recently whitewashed New Zealand in a 3-match Test series and are now looking to defeat India in the fifth rescheduled Test. The hosts have the form, momentum, right combination, and home advantage. Meanwhile, India are in a spot of bother with their captain testing positive for COVID-19. If Rohit Sharma fails to recover in time, India will have to field a completely new opening pair.

The middle order, however, is sorted with Vihari, Kohli, and Iyer occupying the 3rd, 4th, and 5th batting positions. The 4-day warm-up game against Leicestershire might have helped India to an extent. Regardless of the result, it is going to be a really interesting game of cricket with both teams going full-throttle.

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Analysis

There are some obvious names from the England camp that have shown some really good form in the recently concluded series against New Zealand. Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes can prove to be really good picks from the England camp. Matthew Potts, Broad, and Anderson are good choices from the bowling lineup.

From India, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, and Hanuma Vihari can be good picks considering their performances in the warm-up game. In bowling, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami can fetch valuable points.

Key Players

Probable XIs

England: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings (wk), Stuart Broad, Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

Grand League team

Head-to-head team

People’s Pick for Fantasy

Best 14
Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant
Batters: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ollie Pope
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson, Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Mohammed Siraj

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