IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England’s FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground – Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

IND vs ENG 5th Test – Edgbaston Test Pitch Report: India and England will cross swords for the postponed Test match of…

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England's FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground - Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report
IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England's FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground - Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

IND vs ENG 5th Test – Edgbaston Test Pitch Report: India and England will cross swords for the postponed Test match of the five-match series on Friday, July 1, at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Though India are leading the series 2-1, it is the hosts who will have the upper hand in this game, as they have always been very strong at Edgbaston. Follow India England 5th TEST LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

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Check out the pitch report of Edgbaston:

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England’s FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground – Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

Scoring 300+ runs in the first innings will be a big challenge

Edgbaston Test Pitch Report: The average first-innings score at Edgbaston while batting first is 308. Be it India or England, the main challenge for the team batting first will be to cross the hurdle of 300 runs. Besides that, the captain winning the toss could opt to bat second, not only because the seamers will get a lot of help on Day 1, but also because chasing teams have done slightly better than teams batting first at the Edgbaston.

Total Number of matches – 53

Matches won by hosts – 28

Matches won by visitors – 10

Matches drawn – 15

Matches won by team batting first – 18

Matches won by team batting second – 20

Average first innings score – 308

Average runs per wicket – 31.33

Broad-Anderson pair could haunt India

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England's FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground - Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report
Edgbaston is the happy hunting ground of James Anderson and Stuart Broad

England will be relying on the experienced pace duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson, simply because they have excellent records on this ground. Among the players currently active, these two are leading the wicket-taking charts at Edgbaston, Combined, Broad and Anderson have played 21 matches on this ground and have picked up as many as 85 wickets.

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England’s FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground – Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

Leading wicket-takers at Edgbaston in Test cricket (among currently active players):

Player Country Mat O M R W 5w 10w Best Avg S/R E/R
1 J M Anderson* England 12 372.0 100 1048 45 2 0 6/47 23.29 49.60 2.82
2 S C J Broad* England 9 302.4 72 888 40 1 0 5/86 22.20 45.40 2.93
3 B A Stokes* England 4 100.2 19 352 12 0 0 4/40 29.33 50.17 3.51
4 N M Lyon* Australia 2 87.5 16 249 12 1 0 6/49 20.75 43.92 2.83
5 C R Woakes* England 2 75.0 12 236 9 0 0 3/58 26.22 50.00 3.15
6 M M Ali* England 4 109.0 16 433 9 0 0 2/49 48.11 72.67 3.97
7 I Sharma* India 2 67.1 8 256 7 1 0 5/51 36.57 57.57 3.81
8 Mohammad Amir* Pakistan 2 78.0 16 216 7 0 0 2/53 30.86 66.86 2.77
9 P J Cummins* Australia 1 44.3 12 116 7 0 0 4/32 16.57 38.14 2.61
10 R Ashwin* India 1 47.0 11 121 7 0 0 4/62 17.29 40.29 2.57

Will we see a Joe Root masterclass again?

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England's FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground - Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have performed well on this ground

When it comes to batting, Joe Root has mastered the art of tackling the pace, bounce and swing that this track offers. Among the currently active players, he is the leading run-scorer on this wicket in Test cricket, having scored 496 runs in six matches. Jonny Bairstow is third on that list, with 248 runs from as many matches.

Leading run-scorers at Edgbaston in Test cricket (among currently active players):

Player Country Mat Inns NO 50s 100s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca St
1 J E Root* England 6 11 1 4 1 136 496 49.60 55.67 6 0
2 S P D Smith* Australia 2 4 0 0 2 144 301 75.25 63.91 3 0
3 J M Bairstow* England 6 9 0 2 0 83 248 27.56 62.63 15 1
4 R J Burns* England 2 4 0 1 1 133 225 56.25 42.13 1 0
5 M M Ali* England 4 6 1 3 0 86* 212 42.40 64.44 1 0
6 V Kohli* India 1 2 0 1 1 149 200 100.00 62.89 1 0
7 Azhar Ali* Pakistan 2 4 0 0 1 139 196 49.00 40.66 1 0
8 M S Dhoni* India 1 2 1 2 0 77 151 151.00 86.29 0 0
9 S C J Broad* England 9 10 0 1 0 55 141 14.10 55.08 3 0
10 M S Wade* Australia 1 2 0 0 1 110 111 55.50 75.00 0 0

 

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England’s FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground – Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

India eye their first-ever win at Edgbaston

Though India have won many historic Test matches in England, the one venue where they have never done well in Edgbaston. The men in blue first came to Birmingham for a Test match back in 1967, and since then, they have played six more Test matches at Edgbaston. Interestingly, England have won six of these matches – most by huge margins, and all India can speak of is the draw they managed to get back in 1986. Hence, India will be looking for their first-ever Test victory at Edgbaston.

India Squad for England – ENG vs IND squad

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.

Here is the revised schedule for the 2022 India tour of England:

England vs India Test series schedule

5th Test: Edgbaston | July 1-5

England vs India 2022, T20I series schedule

1st T201: Ageas Bowl | July 7

2nd T20I: Edgbaston | July 9

3rd T20I: Trent Bridge | July 10

England vs India 2022, ODI series schedule

1st ODI: Kia Oval | July 12

2nd ODI: Lord’s | July 14

3rd ODI: Manchester | July 17

IND vs ENG 5th Test: India set for stern test at England’s FORTRESS Edgbaston, James Anderson, Stuart Broad & Joe Root ready to SHINE at their happy hunting ground – Check IND vs ENG 5th Test Pitch Report

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