England play India in the fifth Test match on Friday, July 1 at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham from 3:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The Pataudi Trophy 2021-22 resumes for the final match between England and India after the Manchester Test was called off last year due to COVID-19 complications. India currently lead the series 2-1 and won the last match by 157 runs at The Oval.

England completed a clean sweep over New Zealand in their recent series in this format. Ben Stokes and co. were dominant in all the three matches. Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Matthew Potts were the backbone of the English success.

The Indian cricket team won their last Test series 2-0 against Sri Lanka back home. However, India lost their last away series against South Africa in this format. 

India’s captain Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for COVID-19, will not feature at Edgbaston. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Indian team in this match.

England vs India 5th Test odds

Bet365 odds: England: 1.90, India: 3.40, Draw: 4.20

10CRIC odds: England: 1.93, India: 3.19, Draw: 3.99

Betway odds: England: 1.90, India: 3.20, Draw: 4.00

Betwinner odds: England: 1.90, India: 3.38, Draw: 4.16

1xBet odds: England: 1.93, India: 3.44, Draw: 4.24

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

England vs India head-to-head in Tests

The English cricket team has the upper hand in the head-to-head records against India, winning 49 of the 130 matches in this format. India have won 31 while 50 have been drawn.

India beat the Englishmen in a four-Test series back home in 2021 by a 3-1 margin. England won their last home series against the Indians in this format 4-1 in 2018.

England vs India 5th Test probable playing XI

England: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Sam Billings (wicket-keeper), Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Matthew Potts, James Anderson.

India: Shubman Gill, KS Bharat, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (captain), Mohammed Siraj.

England vs India 5th Test top picks

England: Jonny Bairstow is the top pick in this match. The Yorkshireman scored 394 runs, including two centuries, at a strike-rate of 120.12 in the recently concluded Tests against New Zealand. He has also scored 184 runs in the current series against India. 

India: Jasprit Bumrah took 18 wickets at an economy rate of 2.48 and an average of 20.83 in the first four matches of this series. The 28-year-old took a five-fer in the first Test match at Nottingham.

England vs India 5th Test prediction

England completed a 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand in the recent Test series and looked the much stronger side. The hosts will once again be favourites to win a level the series against India.

The Indian cricket team has been weakened by the loss of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. The visitors face an uphill battle in the final match of this series.

England vs India 5th Test playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 19°C

Precipitation: 25%

Humidity: 89%

Wind: 8 km/h