Ind Vs Eng fifth Test Match
IND Vs ENG fifth Test: Following the Test match at Edgbaston, India will likewise play three T20Is and three ODIs against England, with the visit finishing up on 17 July.
Britain’s chief Joe Root (L) and India’s commander Virat Kohli (R) present with the Pataudi Trophy (CR) and the Test series prize (CL) at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, focal England on August 2, 2021, in front of the primary Test match among England and India. (Picture Courtesy: AFP )
New Delhi: The 5th India vs England Test match which was canceled in September 2021 has been rescheduled to July 2022. The fifth Test between England and India was called due to the Indian team not being able to field a team due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Indian contingent.
The 5th Test will now be played on 1 July 2022 at Edgbaston in England.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that following an agreement between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), ‘the canceled match that was supposed to be played at Old Trafford will now be played at now at Edgbaston, starting July 1, 2022’.
Following the Test match at Edgbaston, India will also play three T20Is and three ODIs against England, with the tour concluding on 17 July.
It has become crucial in the post-WTC era to finish the full series. The series result would not have been of great significance in the pre-World Test Championship era but since the WTC cycle has begun, each Test win has its impact on the final points table of WTC.
“We are very pleased that we have reached an agreement with BCCI to create a fitting end to what has been a brilliant series so far,” said Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer.
“We would like to apologize again to fans for the disruption and disappointment of September events. We know it was a day that so many had planned long in advance,” he added.
“I am delighted that the England-India Test series will now have its rightful conclusion. The four-Test matches were riveting, and we needed a fitting finale,” said Jay Shah, the Secretary of BCCI.
Rescheduled fifth Test, Edgbaston – 1-5 July 2022
1st T20I, Ageas Bowl – 7 July 2022
2nd T20I, Edgbaston – 9 July 2022
3rd T20I, Trent Bridge – 10 July 2022
1st ODI, Kia Oval – 12 July 2022
2nd ODI, Lord’s – 14 July 2022
3rd ODI, Emirates Old Trafford – 17 July 2022