The 5th Test between England and India is scheduled to take place on September 10th at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. India have taken a 2-1 lead in the 5-Test series after beating the hosts by 157 runs in the 4th Test at Kennington Oval.
England vs India 5th Test 2021
Team News for England
England have added Jos Buttler and Jack Leach to the squad. Buttler missed the 4th Test due to family reasons. Craig Overton should miss the final Test with the injury to his hand. Mark Wood will make a comeback to the team.
Likely playing 11 of England
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler(wk), Ollie Pope, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
Team News for India
India should bring Mohammad Shami back into the attack in place of Mohammad Siraj, primarily to manage the workload. Virat Kohli and company have kept faith in out-of-form deputy Ajinkya Rahane and should continue doing so. Ravindra Jadeja might get replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin for the final Test.
Likely playing 11 of India
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Rain with thunderstorms is predicted on the first three days of the test. In 82 Tests hosted on this ground, the team batting first has won 32 times while the team batting second has won 15 times only.
Betting Predictions for England vs India 5th Test 2021
Match Result Prediction
India should win the final Test at Manchester and should take the series 3-1. They beat England by 157 runs in the fourth Test to take a 2-1 lead. India would have won the first Test as well if not for the rain interruption on the fifth day. In the second Test, India bowled England out in under two sessions to complete a famous victory at Lord's by 151 runs.
Winner: India (3.00)
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India should hit more sixes than England in the 5th Test. Indian batters hit 8 sixes in the last Test, out of which six came from the lower-order. On the other hand, England couldn’t hit a single six.
Most Sixes: India (1.904)
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Highest Opening Partnership
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul should put the highest opening stand in England vs India 5th Test 2021. They have done it in 4 out of the 7 innings so far. Both of them have scored over 300 runs in the series with a century each.
Highest Opening Partnership: India (1.8)
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Any player scoring 100 or more runs
5 Centuries have been scored in this series, including 3 from Joe Root and 1 each from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Therefore someone should score 100 or more runs in England vs India 5th Test 2021.
Any player scoring 100 or more: Yes (1.2)
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Player of the match
English skipper Joe Root should be the player of the match in the final Test. He is in the form of his life and has already amassed 564 runs at an average of 94, with 3 centuries in the series so far.
Player of the match: Joe Root (8.00)
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Method of the first Dismissal 1st Innings
In this series, 11 out of 15 times, the first wicket of the match has been caught. The outcome of the method of the first dismissal should be a catch taken by any player, most probably behind the wicket by the keeper or by one of the slip fielders.
Method of the first Dismissal 1st Innings: Caught (1.36)
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