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India vs England fifth Test, Birmingham Weather Forecast, Pitch Report: Will it rain at Edgbaston?

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India captain Rohit Sharma has been dominated out of the rescheduled fifth Test in opposition to England starting on Friday and seamer Jasprit Bumrah will lead the aspect as a substitute, the touring staff stated on Thursday. Bumrah will lead the aspect with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as his deputy.

Mayank Agarwal has joined the squad as cowl however India have but to resolve who shall be Shubman Gill’s opening companion in Rohit’s absence. Coach Rahul Dravid has stated they’ve two extra choices in stumper-batsman KS Bharat and top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.

India are 2-1 up within the sequence which couldn’t be accomplished final yr due to COVID-19 instances within the India camp forward of the ultimate match at Old Trafford.

Pitch Report: Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England is a good-scoring floor. The common 1st innings complete on the stadium in Tests is 307 whereas the common 2nd innings complete is 320. The common third innings complete is 244 whereas the 4th innings complete is 152. The stadium has hosted 53 Tests up to now. England stadiums profit pacers and seamers as they assist swing.

Weather Report: According to studies from, the temperature of Birmingham metropolis in England on July 1 (Friday) shall be about 19° Celcius through the day and fall to 10° Celcius at night time. The sky shall be somewhat cloudy through the day and night time. The possibilities of rain are 36% through the day and 36% at night time. Showers are anticipated early morning and late at night time. Hence, the ENG vs IND fifth Test Day 1 could be affected by rains. The humidity shall be round 69% through the day and rise to 77% at night time.

India vs England fifth Test, Birmingham Weather Forecast, Report. (Screengrab)

ENG Probable Playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Sam Billings(w), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

IND Probable Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Mohammed Siraj