IND vs ENG 5th Test: Last and final match of the last year’s postponed test series is to be played from today at Edgbaston. Jasprit Bumrah became the new captain. He’s the second fast bowler captain after Kapil Dev. Captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the fifth and deciding Test against England starting on Friday. Rohit has been found positive in the RTPCR test conducted on Thursday morning. Due to this, he will not be available for the match.
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will captain the team and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will be the vice-captain. Bumrah has been given the command of the team after Rohit Sharma got infected with Corona. He was made the vice-captain of the team in South Africa this year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has confirmed this. In this series held last year, the Indian team is currently 2-1 ahead. In such a situation, the eyes of the Indian team will be on winning the series.
Jasprit Bumrah became the eighth captain in 1 year
Bumrah is the eighth captain of Team India since July 2021. During this, Shikhar Dhawan in 3 ODIs and 3 T20s, Virat Kohli in 7 Tests and 5 T20s, Rohit Sharma in two Tests, three ODIs and 9 T20s, Ajinkya Rahane has captained Team India in one Test, KL Rahul in one Test and three ODIs, Rishabh Pant in five T20Is and Hardik Pandya in two T20 matches.
Only Virat and Sachin could score a century
Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar have so far scored Test centuries at Edgbaston. Sachin scored a century here on 6 June 1996 and Virat on 1 August 2018.
Butler appointed captain of limited overs
Jos Buttler was on Thursday appointed as the new captain of England’s T20 and ODI team. 31-year-old Butler replaces World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan. He retired from international cricket after injury and struggled with form. Butler has been the vice-captain since 2015 and has previously captained England in 14 matches (9 ODIs and 5 T20Is).
England’s Ollie Pope will field for the first time in Test cricket with a camera
In this match against India, the official broadcaster of England Sky Sports is going to make a new beginning. Under this, England’s Ollie Pope, who usually fields at short leg, will land with a camera on his helmet. This will be the first time in Test cricket that a fielder will land with a camera. It was approved by the International Cricket Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board. With this, the audience will get a different view, although no sound will be recorded in this camera, only the scenes will be captured.
England’s playing 11 announced for IND vs ENG 5th test
The England cricket team has to play the fifth test match against Team India in their own home. England has declared its playing-11 for the fifth test match against Team India. Stuart Broad and James Anderson has been included in the playing eleven. England’s Playing-11 for the Test against Team India :
Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (wk), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson.