England Squad India Test: No Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson for 5th Test against India, Covid-struck Foakes named in squad: Follow Live Updates

England Squad India Test: England will not have Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson or Moeen Ali for the 5th Test against India. Instead, the…

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England Squad India Test: England will not have Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson or Moeen Ali for the 5th Test against India. Instead, the ECB has retained almost the same squad that thrashed World Test Champion New Zealand 3-0 in the Test series. England will face India in the rescheduled 5th Test at Edgbaston starting July 1. Follow India vs England Live & India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Jos Buttler, who is set to be appointed as white-ball captain of England, has been in fine form. However, his red-ball form hasn’t been so great and was not considered for the Test series against New Zealand.

England Squad India Test: No Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson for 5th Test against India, Covid-struck Foakes named in squad: Follow Live Updates

England squad for India Test: Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Sam Billings (WK), Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (WK), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Joe Root

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England Squad India Test: No Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson for 5th Test against India, Covid-struck Foakes named in squad: Follow Live Updates

England Squad India Test: No Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson for 5th Test against India, Covid-struck Foakes named in squad: Follow Live Updates

Sam Billings has been added to the squad as a cover for Ben Foakes, who has contracted Covid-19 and missed the final two days of the 3rd Test against New Zealand. Billings kept wickets in his absence.

As for India, they will be wary of England. Although India lead the series 2-1, with a change in coaching and captaincy, England are now a fearsome unit. Furthermore, under Ben Stokes’ captaincy, England’s batting has received a new lease of life. Jonny Bairstow has been in brilliant form and so is Joe Root.

England Squad India Test: No Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson for 5th Test against India, Covid-struck Foakes named in squad: Follow Live Updates

For India, top batters including Virat Kohli have not been in form. KL Rahul has been ruled out with injury while Rohit Sharma is also racing against time. The Indian captain is currently under isolation after contracting Covid.

Mayank Agarwal has been added to the squad as backup. The Karnataka opener has reached England today and will link up with the squad tomorrow (June 28).

England Squad India Test: No Jos Buttler, Ollie Robinson for 5th Test against India, Covid-struck Foakes named in squad: Follow Live Updates

India’s Test squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal

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