India vs. England: Weather Update From Edgbaston On Day 1 Of The 5th Test. The rescheduled fifth Test between India and England will begin on Friday at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The rescheduled fifth Test between India and England will begin on Friday at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Team India currently leads the five-match series 2-1 after victories at Lord’s and the Oval last year. However, defeating the current England team would be difficult. As the Three Lions are playing a much more attacking brand of cricket under a different captain, Ben Stokes. According to the BCCI, India will be led by Jasprit Bumrah after Rohit Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time on Thursday morning.
The weather is always a concern with cricket matches in the UK, and if there is cloud cover, the bowlers are expect to have a field day.
According to Accuweather, the cloud cover will remain throughout the day, allowing bowlers to take full advantage of the favorable conditions.
According to Accuweather, there is a chance of rain at 10 AM UK time (2:30 PM IST), so the start of play on Day 1 may be delayed.
At 2:30 PM IST, the cloud cover at Edgbaston is expect to be 70%, with 0.6mm of rain.
The weather is then expected to improve throughout the day. However, there is a chance of rain at 2 PM BST, according to Accuweather (6:30 PM IST).
Conditions are expect to improve further after 6:30 PM IST.
Given the cloudy conditions, it will be interesting to see whether India opts for a fourth pacer or two spinners in the form of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.
England announced their starting XI on Thursday, with Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, and Jack Leach leading the bowling attack. Ben Stokes, the all-rounder, will be the fourth pace option.