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

Hosts England have announced their 15-member squad for the fifth and final Test against India, starting from July 1 at the Edgbaston.  Sam Billing 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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