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The last match of the incomplete Test series between India and England (ENG vs IND) is starting from today at Edgbaston ground. This match will play a decisive role in the series. Team India is leading 2-1 in the five-match series. India will win this series if they win the last match or draw. At the same time, Englands team would like to level the series 2-2 by winning the last match. However, Indias record at Edgbaston is very poor and Team India will have to change history to win this series.
Englands team has dominated India (ENG vs IND) in the test match. 130 test matches have been played between (ENG vs IND) the two teams. Of these, 49 matches have been in the name of England and 31 matches in India. 50 matches ended in a draw. At the same time, both the teams have played 65 matches in Englands soil. India has won only nine of these matches, while England has won 34 matches. 22 matches have been drawn.
England recently beat New Zealand 3-0 and under the guidance of new coach Brendon McCullum, the team has been performing very aggressively. The batsmen have thrashed the opposing attack fiercely while Jack Leach has twice taken five wickets in the innings. The pitch here is looking flat, which can prove to be helpful for the batsmen. In such a situation, Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammad Siraj will have a big responsibility to curb the England batsmen.
Joe Root has been in form since leaving the captaincy, while Jonny Bairstow, who gained form from the IPL, has averaged 120 plus around 400. Scored runs. Indian coach Rahul Dravid said on Wednesday, that England has won two matches by going close to defeat. We thought of his strength Instead of thinking about it, focus on your strength. India is third (58.33 percentage points) in the World Championship table after Australia (75 percentage points), and South Africa (71. 43 percentage points).
Nine months have passed since then and the then-captain Virat Kohli left the Test captaincy while Rohit Sharma, who became the captain after him, is not playing this match after being found corona positive. Vice-captain KL Rahul is also out of the team due to surgery. In such a situation, the responsibility of captaincy has been entrusted to Bumrah, who is one of the best fast bowlers in the history of Indian cricket and will be the 36th captain of the national team. He has been the leader of the fast attack but the challenge against Ben Stokess side will be different. Kapil Dev was the last fast bowler to captain the Indian team. Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan were never given vice-captaincy, so no fast bowler after 35 years Has become the captain of India. Although this arrangement has been made only for one match, in the future when the Indian team will go through a period of change, the selectors want to try all their options.
In the absence of Rohit and Rahul, India will have to work harder in batting. Coach Dravid expects match-winning innings from Virat Kohli. The practice match against Leicester remained like a net session. Facing James Anderson will not be easy for Shubman Gill or Shreyas Iyer. Hanuma Vihari is a strong player but he needs support from the other end. Cheteshwar Pujara has scored runs in county cricket but needs a different approach to open the innings. Now it has to be seen whether the Indian team takes Ravichandran Ashwin or Shardul.
if we talk about the pitch of Edgbaston Stadium, then it is a high-scoring ground, which helps the bowlers. Especially if the fast bowlers are successful in getting the swing, then they are likely to get more help than the spinners. In such a situation, the batsmen will have to start cautiously. James Anderson and Stuart Broad have a tremendous record on this ground. Therefore, the batsmen of Team India will need special attention.
ENG vs IND Day 1 Weather Report, On the first day (July 1) of the Edgbaston Test match, the temperature here will be 18 to 11 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour. While the chance of rain is 70 percent. Meanwhile, there will also be 63 percent humidity.
ENG vs IND Day 2 Weather Report, On the second day of the Edgbaston Test (ENG vs IND) match i.e. Saturday, the temperature here will be 18 to 9 degree Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 21 kilometers per hour. While the chance of rain is 80 percent. Meanwhile, there is also a possibility of 73 percent humidity. That is, rain can affect 2 matches.
ENG vs IND Day 3 Weather Report, The temperature here will be 19 to 9 degrees Celsius on the third day of the Edgbaston Test match i.e. on Sunday. The wind will blow at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour. Whereas the chance of rain is only 20 percent. The sky will be covered with clouds. But, in the meantime, the sun must have blossomed. There will also be 62 percent humidity. That is, on July 3, the weather will be almost clear.
ENG vs IND Day 4 Weather Report, On the fourth day of the Edgbaston Test match, ie on Monday, the temperature here will be 19 to 10 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour. Whereas the chance of rain is only 20 percent. The sky will be covered with clouds. But, in the meantime, the sun must have blossomed. There is also a possibility of 63 percent humidity.
ENG vs IND Day 5 Weather Report, The temperature here will be 19 to 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the fifth day of the Edgbaston Test match (ENG vs IND). The wind will blow at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour. Whereas the chance of rain is only 10 percent. The sky will be covered with clouds. But, the chance of rain is almost negligible. Although the humidity will be 58 percent.