Hosts England have announced their 15-member squad for the fifth and final Test against India, starting July 1 in Edgbaston. Sam Billing has been called as cover for regular wicket-keeper Ben Foakes who had tested positive for Covid-19 during the third test against New Zealand.
James Anderson, who missed his third Test match against New Zealand, also made his return to the team against India.
England Cricket 27 June 2022
England Team Edgbaston Test:
Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Jonathan Birstow, Sam Billings, Stewart Broad, Harry Brooke, Zach Crowley, Ben Fox, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jimmy Overton, Matthew Potts, Ole Pop, Joe Root.
The England squad, reshuffled with new leadership and a fresh stance, will face India in the re-arranged Test convinced of success after sweeping the series against New Zealand on Monday in style. It took England just 65 minutes on the final day at Headingley to clear 113 runs remaining and achieve their 296 victory goal in the third Test.
On the other hand, India, who are already leading the series 2-1, warmed up against Leicestershire in a 4-day training match.