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IND vs ENG 5th Test: Sam Billings called in as cover for Foakes, James Anderson returns for Edgbaston Test

James Anderson, who missed the third Test match against New Zealand, is also back in the squad against India.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 28, 2022 6:56:22 pm
Ben Stokes, Ind vs Eng, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, Brendon McCullum, Indian Express, NewsEngland's captain Ben Stokes, center, holds the winners trophy as he poses with his teammates after their win on the fifth day of the third cricket test match against New Zealand at Headingley in Leeds, England, Monday, June 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Hosts England have announced their 15-member squad for the fifth and final Test against India, starting from July 1 at the Edgbaston.  Sam Billings has been called in as cover for their regular wicket keeper Ben Foakes who had tested positive for Covid-19 during the third Test against New Zealand.

James Anderson, who missed the third Test match against New Zealand, is also back in the squad against India.

England squad for Edgbaston Test:
Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson , Jonathan Bairstow , Sam Billings , Stuart Broad , Harry Brook , Zak Crawley , Ben Foakes , Jack Leach , Alex Lees , Craig Overton , Jamie Overton , Matthew Potts , Ollie Pope , Joe Root .

An England team transformed by new leadership and a new attitude will face India in the rearranged Test convinced of success after sweeping the series against New Zealand on Monday in style. England took only 65 minutes on the last day at Headingley to knock off the 113 remaining runs and achieve its victory target of 296 in the third Test.

On the other hand,  India, who already lead the series 2-1, warmed up against Leicestershire in a 4-day practice match.

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First published on: 28-06-2022 at 08:07:46 am

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