The last Test involving India and England was about to begin when it was announced that the 1st day of the 5th Test would be cancelled. Although it is unclear when the final Test will begin, Dinesh Karthik posted on the situation, stating that there would be no play on the 1st day. Here is IND vs ENG 5th Test Match Updates.
IND vs ENG 5th Test Match Updates
It should be mentioned that Ravindra Jadeja has been sidelined for the last Test owing to an ankle problem, and star spinner Ravi Ashwin will take his spot. To control his workload, Jasprit Bumrah will be rested, while Mohammed Shami will take his spot. The remainder of the team is expected to follow in the footsteps of the previous match.
NO PLAY TODAY
ok Tata bye bye #ENGvsIND
— DK (@DineshKarthik) September 10, 2021
India is determined not to alter the match’s timetable since it will have a significant impact on upcoming IPL matches. Therefore, until the official word is received, it is unclear if the game will take place on Saturday or Sunday.
England had requested a convincing match win for 2-2 which is not accepted by the Indian side
In the meantime, it was also claimed that England had requested a convincing win in the last match so that the series would end at 2-2. However, after consulting with top Indian players, it was determined that no clear win would be provided and that the game would be played.
Many anticipated that Ravi Ashwin will get a chance at least once in the series because of the fresh inclusion for the fifth match. His omission was also questioned in the most recent game when Virat Kohli stated that they opted with Jadeja to keep the right-hand and left-hand combinations unbroken.
Assuming India wins the last game, they shall make the finals 3-1, and if England wins the battle, the series will be tied. In the most recent game, India defeated England by 157 runs at The Oval, with bowlers bringing all the magic to the game on the final day’s 2nd session. For his outstanding performance, Rohit Sharma was named player of the match.