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India vs England 5th test match: Where to watch?

India vs England 5th test match: Where to watch?

The much-anticipated fifth and final Test match between India and England commences today, March 7, at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala. While India holds a comfortable 3-1 lead in the series, hopes of a thrilling contest might be dampened by the looming threat of rain.

Key Points About India vs England 5th Test Match

Key Points About India vs England 5th Test Match

Match Details:

  • Date: March 7, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 AM IST
  • Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
  • Live Streaming: JioCinema App & Website
  • Telecast: Sports18 & Colors Cineplex Channels
  • India already leads the series 3-1 and aims for a 4-1 series win.
  • England skipper Ben Stokes seeks a consolation win, aiming for a 3-2 finish.
  • Rain casts a shadow over the match with a 94% chance of rain and 15% chance of thunderstorms on Day 1.
  • The Dharamshala pitch is expected to be batting-friendly initially but turn helpful for bowlers later, making the toss crucial.

India vs England 5th Test Match: Probable Playing XIs

  • India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav/Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
  • England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson

Weather Concerns:

The weather forecast for Dharamshala paints a gloomy picture with a high chance of rain disrupting the match. The first two days are likely to be affected the most, raising concerns about the possibility of a full five-day Test.

Pitch Report:

Despite the rain concerns, the Dharamshala pitch is expected to offer a good batting surface initially, especially during the first two days. However, the pitch is likely to deteriorate later in the match, assisting the spinners and pacers. Winning the toss and electing to bat first could be a significant advantage.

Can India complete a dominant series win, or will England salvage some pride? With the weather playing a major role, the stage is set for an intriguing Test match in Dharamshala.

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