On Friday, the eagerly anticipated fifth Test between India and England will start (July 1). India currently has a 2-1 advantage over the team, and a victory in the Test series in England is at stake. However, the Ben Stokes-led squad is a different animal than 2021. Recently, they defeated New Zealand 3-0 and sent a sort of warning to India.
India will be set to play with some spontaneous updates, coming right away from the officials, that India will be playing with Jasprit Bumrah as the Indian skipper.
Ben Stokes along with Brendon McCulum has been a sensational duo in the sport of cricket and whitewashing the series against the Kiwis will put a great confidence into the team.
India Squad: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Srikar Bharat, Prasidh Krishna
England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Sam Billings(w), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson