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India Vs England: Hanuma Vihari made his debut while Hardik Pandya and Ashwin dropped from the squad

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 September 2018, 16:21 IST

After losing the series 3-1 in Southampton, Virat Kohli's men will take on England for the fifth and final Test match of the summer at the Oval, London. When Virat Kohli takes the field at the Oval, he should look to bridge the gap and make it 2-3 at Oval.

Indian all-rounder Hanuma Vihari made his debut and becomes the 292nd player to represent India in Tests. Due to his out-of-flavour form Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran dropped from the squad while Ravindra Jadeja registered his spot in the final Test.

England, on the other hand, look to give Alastair Cook a perfect farewell by winning the series 4-1 while India will also look to spoil Alastair Cook's farewell party at Kennington Oval.Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has tried to keep the morale of the team high by calling it the "best travelling side in last 15 years"

India had poor record at the Oval. India lost by an innings & 8 runs in year 2011 while in 2014 they lost by an innings & 244 runs.

India playing 11:

Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

England playing 11:

Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Also Read: India Vs England, 5th Test: England won the toss and will look to give Alastair Cook perfect farewell party

First published: 7 September 2018, 15:07 IST
 
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