England has announced the playing XI for the rescheduled Test match of the five-match Test series against India. James Anderson, who was out of the three-match Test series against New Zealand, has returned to the team. The Indian team is leading 2-1 in the five-match Test series against England last year. The fifth and final match of this series at Old Trafford was postponed last year due to the case of Kovid in the Indian camp and now the rescheduled match is to be played from 1 July.
Major changes have been seen in both the teams prepared for this only Test match to be played in Birmingham. In the four Test matches played last year, India’s command was in the hands of Virat Kohli, but now Rohit Sharma or Jasprit Bumrah will captain the Indian team for the fifth Test. On the other hand, Joe Root captained England in those four matches. But now the England team will play under the leadership of Ben Stokes.
The England team last played on their soil against India at Kennington Oval. It was the fourth match of the postponed series, in which India defeated England by 157 runs. England has announced the playing XI for the fifth test match against India. But if we compare the playing XI of England’s fourth Test match with the playing XI for the fifth match, then there has been a big change in it. Only four players, who played in the fourth match against India, have been selected for the Test match in Birmingham, while seven players have been shown the way out.
Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson have got a chance in the rescheduled Test match against India from July 1, these are the players who also played in the fourth Test against India.
Playing XI of 4th test match against India
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Joe Root (Captain), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
Playing XI of the fifth test match
Jack Crowley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (wk), Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson,