ENG vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction | 5th Test | Match Preview

ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 5th Test, India tour of England, 2021.

England and India will play in the 5th Test at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

ENG vs IND 5th Test Match Preview


England would not have expected they would be playing the last Test to save the series. They had performed brilliantly in some sessions in every test match, but India turned out to be a better side, and thus they lag by 1-2 in the series.

England changed the opening pair after two tests, and the new team, Burns and Hameed, batted well in both matches. At No.3, Dawid Malan has shown some resistance and looked solid. In the middle-order, Joe Root has been in exceptional form as he scored three centuries and is the leading run-scorer in this series. 

Both the keepers, Buttler and Bairstow, have scored some runs but have not appeared to be comfortable at the crease. With the new addition of Ollie Pope, England looks better batting unit. In the bowling unit, Anderson and Robinson have been the consistent wicket-takers. Chris Woakes was brilliant with both bat and ball in the last match.

England would be hoping to win the last match and draw the series 2-2.


India is leading the series and is on the fringe of winning the series after almost 14 years. Indian bowlers performed brilliantly on the last day of the 4th Test and led team India to victory.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been in brilliant form as they have scored a century each in the series. At No.3, Pujara has performed better in the second innings than in the first. Kohli has been decent with a couple of fifties to his name in the middle-order, but Rahane has been entirely out of form, and Pant looks back in shape with a fifty in the last match.

The all-rounders Jadeja and Shardul have performed well in the crucial moments, and mainly Shardul performed brilliantly by scoring two fifties in the last match. Bumrah has been the star of the bowling attack, while Shami and Umesh have supported him well.

Siraj played well in the first two tests but has struggled to pick up wickets in the next two. Amidst all the chaos about covid on the Indian side, all the Indian players have been tested negative and are excited to play the final test.

ENG vs IND Match Details

England vs India, 5th Test, India tour of England, 2021

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. 

Date: 10th September 2021

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Live Score

ENG vs IND Weather Report

The Weather will be cloudy on all days of the match. There are chances of rain on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th days.

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England vs India Pitch Condition

Average 1st innings score: 335

Average 2nd innings score: 268

Average 3rd innings score: 227

Average 4th innings score: 168

(The average score is based on 82 Test matches played at this venue.)

The pitch at Old Trafford provides an excellent start to the batsmen and can pose a big total in the first innings. But as the match progresses, the pitch slows down, and spinners will come into play. Therefore the team winning the toss would like to bat in the first innings.

(The team batting first has won 32 out of the 82 matches played at this venue.)

ENG vs IND Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 130

ENG Won: 49

IND Won: 31

Draw: 50

No Results: 0

ENG vs IND recent form

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ENG vs IND Dream11 Team News

Update: The 5th test match has been cancelled.


  • Jos Buttler is back in the team and will be taking up the wicket-keeping responsibility.
  • Craig Overton suffered an elbow injury in the last match and might get replaced by Mark Wood.


  • Shami looks fit, which means that Siraj might rest for the final Test.
  • There is also a chance that either Hanuma Vihari or Surya Kumar Yadav might replace Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI.

ENG vs IND Probable Playing XI


Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow/Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.


Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction


Joe Root:

(4 M, 564 R, 94 A + 18 O, 1 W)

Joe Root is the captain of the team and is currently the No.1 Test batsman. He has already scored three centuries and a fifty in this series and is the best pick for C and Vc in your ENG vs IND Dream11 team.

Chris Woakes:

(1 M, 68 R, 34 A + 47 O, 7 W)

He is a brilliant all-rounder and performed well in his first match of the series by picking up seven wickets and also scored a fifty.

Ollie Robinson:

(4 M, 166.2 O, 21 W)

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and has been the star bowler for England in this series. Robinson picked up a total of five wickets in the last match.

James Anderson:

(4 M, 163.3 O, 15 W)

Anderson is the most experienced bowler on the squad and is known for swinging the ball in the first innings. He picked up only two wickets in the last match.

Rory Burns:

(4 M, 183 R, 26.14 A)

Burns is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. He looked in good form from the last two matches and scored 55 runs in the previous game.


Rohit Sharma:

(4 M, 368 R, 52.57 A)

Rohit opens the innings for the team and is the leading run-scorer for India in this series. In the previous game, he was awarded Man of the Match for his brilliant hundred in the second innings.

Jasprit Bumrah:

(4 M, 151 O, 18 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and leads the pace attack of the team. Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker for India and picked up four wickets in the last match.

KL Rahul:

(4 M, 315 R, 39.38 A)

Rahul opens the innings along with Rohit and has scored a century in this series. He scored 63 runs in the last match.

Shardul Thakur:

(2 M, 117 R, 39 A + 49 O, 7 W)

He has been brilliant with both bat and ball in this series. Shardul scored two fifties in the last match, picked up three wickets, and is a good pick for C and Vc in your ENG vs IND Dream11 team.

Virat Kohli:

(4 M, 218 R, 31.14 A)

Virat has not been in his best form but scored two fifties in this series. He batted well and scored 94 runs in the last match.

Trump Card pick for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team

Ollie Pope:

(1 M, 81 R, 40.50 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and generally bats in the middle-order. Pope scored a brilliant fifty in the first match he played in this series.

Ravindra Jadeja:

(4 M, 160 R, 22.86 A + 123 O, 6 W)

Jadeja is one of the top all-rounders in the world. He hasn’t been much effective in this series, but he might be beneficial in Old Trafford, where the pitch assists the spinners.

ENG vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction 5th Test

R Pant, J Buttler

J Root (Vc), Virat Kohli, L Rahul

C Woakes (C), R Jadeja, Moeen Ali

J Bumrah, S Thakur, O Robinson

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Joe Root
  • Chris Woakes
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Ollie Robinson
  • Shardul Thakur

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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