An official 15-man team for the forthcoming one-off Test (5th) against India, which begins on July 1 at the Edgbaston, was announced on Monday by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Following the success of regular wicket-keeper Ben Foakes during the third Test against New Zealand, Sab Billings has been called up. Foakes missed the first three days of the Headingley Test because to back soreness that he had reported.
The fifth one-off Test against India will begin on July 1 at the Edgbaston, and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a 15-man team on Monday.
Due to Ben Foakes’ success as the regular wicket-keeper during the third Test match against New Zealand, Sab Billings has been called up. Foakes missed the first three days of the Headingley Test because of back problems.
In the last Test against the Kiwis, Jamie Overton was very excellent with both the bat and the ball, but he could have to make way for James Anderson, a seasoned player who was rested for the third Test.
A 15-man team for England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) next ICC World Test Championship match against India was released on Monday. The 14 players that were selected for the third Test between England and New Zealand have kept their spots.
The team now formally includes Sam Billings. In the reserves for the match against New Zealand, the wicketkeeper batter was given the opportunity to play after Ben Foakes tested positive for COVID-19.
The ECB’s entire roster for the fifth Test against the Indian cricket team is shown below:
Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Matty Potts, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings (WK), Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (WK),
India leads the five-match series, which cannot be finished in 2021 because to a COVID-19 epidemic in the Indian camp, 2-1.
In two of the four Tests against the Englishmen that were completed last year, the Indian side prevailed. But since then, both clubs have experienced a number of adjustments.
England is in excellent form right now, having defeated New Zealand 3-0 at home in the series. The English squad is eager to play aggressive cricket and will attempt to compete with India.