Joe Root: “I don’t think we’ve found that line yet because we haven’t hit a speed bump yet. But the confidence and clarity at 55 for 6 show the ability and approach is there from 1 to 11, and that’s a powerful thing. One thing that’s slid under the radar is that we’ve taken 20 wickets in three Test matches. We’re understanding different periods of the game and putting it back on them when we get the chance.”
Jasprit Bumrah: “It’s a good feeling, a massive achievement, it can’t get better than this, very excited. Very happy with the preparation, and wanted to get used to the England weather [at Leicester]. just the mental aspect.”
Stokes reconfirms the changes yesterday, Anderson and Billings in for Overton and Foakes. “We’ve done pretty well chasing but the toss was dictated by the overheads,” says Ben Stokes. Interesting. “A good opportunity to keep the momentum rolling…”
India vs England Highlights today, Friday 1-7-2022. 5th Test, India tour of England from Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Stokes won the toss and chose to bowl first.
India team: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Cheteshwar Pujara, 3 Hanuma Vihari, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Jasprit Bumrah (capt).
England team: 1 Alex Lees, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Ben Stokes (capt.), 7 Sam Billings, 8 Matthew Potts, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson.
(Last five matches, most recent first)
Head to Head In T20I’s: 130
India Won: 31
England Won: 49
Match Timings: 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match number – Test no. 2470