All-rounder Moin Ali says England won the last Test against India. If India had played the fifth Test last year, they would have had a chance. India had won the Test a month ago. But that is not the case now, Moin said. The last Test of the Indian tour last year was postponed due to the Kovid plague. India are currently 2-1 up in the series. (moeen ali england india test)
Since Ben Stokes became captain and Brendon McCullum the coach, England have been performing exceptionally well in Tests. England changed their style of play and won the Test series 3-0 against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat is expected to open the innings for India in Edgbaston against England. It is reported that captain Rohit Sharma, who is in isolation due to Kovid, will not play. In the absence of Rohit, reports suggest that Bharat may return to the opener role. In the training match against Leicestershire, Bharat opened the innings and performed well.
Though Mayank Agarwal is in the team as the backup opener, Bharath is likely to be the same. A player who performs well in both innings of a training match may not be left out. Cheteshwar Pujara is also likely to open. But it is believed that Pujara will be used at number four to strengthen the middle order.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the squad for the Test against India. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings has been included in the Test squad for the series against India starting in Edgbaston. James Anderson, who missed the third Test against New Zealand, has also been named in the squad.
England squad: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Sam Billings, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zack Crowley, Ben Fox, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope.
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