Eng v Ind Final Test: Indian team needs to project their attention at England’s key strength

India will face England in the fifth and final Test match of the series, which was postponed last year owing to a Covid-19 crisis in the Indian camp.

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India will meet England in the postponed Manchester Test on July 1 at a different location. The rescheduled Test will now take place in Birmingham. Due to a covid threat in the Indian camp, the final Test match between the two teams, which was intended to be concluded last year, has been postponed to 2022.

For the one-off Test match versus England, the BCCI confirmed a 17-member squad. India will select their finest playing XI for the match because it is the series’ deciding Test match.

India, on the other hand, must focus their attention on the performance of the England team in the New Zealand series.

In the first match of the Test series against New Zealand on Thursday, England pacer James Anderson was incredible and been the team’s key strength.

The 39-year-old was spectacular in his comeback match, knocking both openers Tom Latham and Will Young for for one run each. He also delivered five maiden overs in his first six overs.

Anderson has been exceptional, capturing three wickets in eleven overs while conceding only 30 runs at a 2.73 economy rate.

James Anderson of England leads the list of pacers who have taken the most test wickets at a particular venue, with 112 wickets at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

The three-match Test series between New Zealand and England began on June 2 (Thursday). After winning the toss, New Zealand batted firstly in the first Test match at Lord’s.

Anderson made his Test cricket return in his 170th Test match today after just being removed in the previous series against the West Indies. Anderson is the all-time leading wicket-taker amongst pacers in Test cricket, trailing only Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and Shane Warne of Australia.

 

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