IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out for between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test

IND vs ENG Live: IND vs ENG Edgbaston Test – The much-hyped 5th Edgbaston Test between India and England will get underway…

IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test
IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test

IND vs ENG Live: IND vs ENG Edgbaston Test – The much-hyped 5th Edgbaston Test between India and England will get underway on Friday (July 1). India are leading the series 2-1 and a win in Edgbaston will give them a 1st Test series win in England since 2007. The task though won’t be easy as England are a different side than 2021. Under Ben Stokes, England beat New Zealand 3-0 and are playing a fearless brand of cricket. Here we look at 4 dream matchups for the upcoming IND vs ENG Edgbaston Test. Follow IND vs ENG Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.

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IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out for between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test

  1. Virat Kohli-James Anderson

Kohli vs Anderson battle has always kept the fans hooked and this time also it promises to be a cracking contest. After getting Kohli a whopping four times in the 2014 series, Kohli bounced in style in India’s 2018 tour of England. He did not get out to Anderson and scored a staggering 593 runs. The former India captain though struggled in the 2021 series as he scored just 218 runs. He did not get out to Anderson though and managed to play him well.

Anderson would surely love to make a comeback and try to get Kohli out this time. He will try to yet again expose Kohli’s famed off-side trouble.

Year Runs Balls Outs Dots 4s 6s SR Avg
2012 23 81 1 72 3 0 28.4 23.0
2014 19 50 4 42 3 0 38.0 4.8
2016 69 112 0 75 8 0 61.6
2018 114 270 0 210 13 0 42.2
2021 11 52 0 46 1 0 21.2
Total 236 565 5 445 28 0 41.8 47.2

IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out for between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test

  1. Ashwin – Stokes

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed England skipper Ben Stokes a staggering 12 times. Although the southpaw is in scintillating form, he has been troubled by Ashwin’s canny variations. This battle yet again will decide the course of the Test match. If the England skipper gets set then he will be dangerous to dislodge. If Ashwin manages to get Stokes early then India can make early inroads.

  1. Cheteshwar Pujara- Stuart Broad

Pujara and Broad are both in the form of their lives. While the former has hit runs for fun in County Championship season 2022, the latter picked up 12 wickets in the 3 Tests against New Zealand. Pujara is India’s most dependable batter overseas. He has to yet again deliver if India hunt for a rare Test series win in England.

The right-hand batter has to negate the threat of Stuart Broad though. The right-arm pacer has dismissed him four times. If Pujara can negate the swing and seam of Broad early on in the innings, then it would be a long day for England on the field.

IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out for between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test

  1. Jasprit Bumrah-Joe Root

India’s strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah and England’s best batter Joe Root. It can’t get bigger than this. With stakes so high, both will be eager to perform well and show their class. Root is in the purple patch as he scored 398 runs in England’s 3-0 win over England. On the other hand, Bumrah has a stellar track record in England. He also has an upper hand over Root as he has dismissed him six times.

IND vs ENG Live: 4 Dream matchups to watch out for between India vs England 5th Edgbaston Test

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