India vs England 5th Test Match Prediction & Tips 2024

IND vs ENG 5th Test Match Prediction & Betting Tips

With the series already decided in favour of the hosts, India and England go head to head in the fifth and final Test which begins on Thursday March 7th in Dharamsala. Although England took the lead in the series, India have won the last three games. Read on as we preview this match which gets underway at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium at 09:30 local time. 

India have had to contend with injuries and unavailability of key players throughout this series but have still managed to win the last three matches including a tough chase in Ranchi at the end of last month. The team is growing in confidence and will expect to add another win in this game.

England were beaten 3-1 in their last series in India after taking a 1-0 lead and all the evidence is pointing to the same happening this time but with a 4-1 defeat at the end. England have been competitive in this series but it would be a surprise if they won in Dharamsala.

India vs England 5th Test Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This game will be broadcast on TNT Sports, Sports 18 TV

Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Discovery+ app and JioCinema.

IND vs ENG Match Toss Prediction

With the weather forecast for more sun as the game develops, we predict that both teams will want to bowl first under cloudy skies if they win the toss.

IND vs ENG Pitch Report

This pitch is expected to be the least typically Indian of the pitches we have seen during this series. We expect plenty of pace and bounce throughout the game.

Dharamsala Weather Report

Although the weather forecast is for the temperatures to improve as the game progresses, it is not expected to get above 17 degrees across the whole Test and may not reach 12 degrees on a cloudy and humid Day 1.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs England 5th Test 2024

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

Akash Deep made his debut for India in the Ranchi Test but we expect him to give way to Jasprit Bumrah for this final Test of the series. KL Rahul is still injured and will not be considered for selection as will Virat Kohli who remains unavailable.

IND Key Players

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal – The attacking opener has been head and shoulders ahead of the other batters in this series and is only 29 runs away from bringing up 1000 Test runs after only 15 innings so far.
  • Shubman Gill – The 24 year old has come through this series with his reputation enhanced in spite of his place being under-threat at the start. He took his side to victory with 52 not out in the fourth Test.
  • Jasprit Bumrah – The right-arm pace bowler will be refreshed ahead of this game and brings a strike-rate with him of 28.52 from his three Test appearances in the series so far.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin – The off-spinning bowling all-rounder will make his 100th Test appearance in this game and he took 5/51 in the second innings of the last match.

IND Team Form

India have showed their quality in home conditions across the last three matches and are targeting their fourth successive win in this game.

India Predicted Playing 11

Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

England has announced the playing 11 for the 5th Test and Jonny Bairstow is now certain to play his 100th Test at Dharamshala. Among the changes, England has roped in Mark Wood to replace pacer Ollie Robinson so the team is going forward with full-time 2 pacers and 2 spinners along with optional spin in Joe Root and pace option Ben Stokes who has not bowled yet in this series.

ENG Key Players

  • Joe Root – The Yorkshire right-hander had been criticised for his lack of runs and how he had got out in previous games but he showed his class with his 31st Test century in Ranchi.
  • Zak Crawley – The opening batter is England’s leading run scorer in the series and comes into this Test averaging 55.63 from his last 11 innings.
  • Tom Hartley – The left-arm spinner has had an excellent start to his Test career on this tour and he begins this match with 20 dismissals in the series.
  • James Anderson – The right-arm medium fast swing bowler will enjoy the cooler conditions and cloud cover in Dharamsala and needs just two more wickets to bring up 700 in Test cricket.

ENG Team Form

England are hoping to avoid ending the series with four successive defeats after losing by 5 wickets, 434 runs and 106 runs in the previous three.

England Predicted Playing 11

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson

India vs England Head to Head

With England winning the opening game of this series and the final match of the last series between the sides, they trail only 3-2 from the last five. However, in India, they have won only two of the last 14.

IND vs ENG Head to Head Stats in Tests

  Matches Played IND Won ENG Won Tie Draw
Overall 135 34 51 0 50
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

India vs England Betting Odds

The bookies have India as clear favourites to win in Dharamsala and take the series 4-1. The hosts can be backed at 1.57 with England at 3.40 to win.

Who will win India vs England 5th Test Match?

The return of Jasprit Bumrah makes a team who are already on top seem even harder to beat. England will battle hard but it is India who will begin this Test as the top side.

🏆 India vs England Prediction

Going into the final innings of the game in the last Test, England were well in the contest but some excellent and controlled batting from India secured the match and the series. The conditions will be very interesting in this Test with the weather more like an English winter than what most expect in India! However, irrespective of the temperature, India have outplayed England in the last two games and we are backing them to win again this week.

India to beat England in 5th Test

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