IND vs ENG 5th test 2021: The fifth and final Test between England and India will start at 3.30 pm today. Many doubts were being raised about this test, because junior physio Yogesh Parmar was also found to be corona positive. Although all the players of the Indian team are corona negative and this test match will start on time. After junior physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive, the Indian team stopped practice and all the players were tested for RT-PCR. It was dependent on this report whether the fifth Test would be held or not, but after the reports of all the players came negative, this test would be held at its scheduled time.
India are currently leading the series 2-1 after winning the Oval Test. Now India cannot lose this series and by winning this test or drawing, the Indian team can win the Test series in England after 2007.
How will be the weather and pitch report
There is a possibility of rain at the Old Trafford ground for the first two days, but this rain will not be long and there is every chance of play on both days. However, due to rain and bad light, the play of few overs here may get affected. The Old Trafford ground usually helps the batsmen, but during the match of The 100 it was dominated by spin bowlers. The average first innings score at this ground since 2015 has been 435. Because of this, both the captains would like to bat after winning the toss, but due to clouds and rain on the first two days, the fast bowlers can also get help.
ECB gave green signal
Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board has also given a green signal to the match as BBC Test Match Special tweeted a statement from the board. “The ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) says that all Indian players have come PCR COVID test negative and the Old Trafford Test will go as planned.”
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) September 9, 2021
Ganguly had expressed apprehension
Earlier, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had expressed doubts over the go-ahead of the fifth Test as India cricket team’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the visitors canceling the practice session on Thursday morning. Had given. “We don’t know whether the match will happen at this point in time. Hopefully, we can get some games,” Ganguly said at the book launch of ‘Mission Domination’ in Kolkata.
India has no physio
For the fifth Test, India can be provided with a physio by England or BCCI will make separate arrangements for it. Otherwise, India will be left without a physio. Because India’s chief physio Nitin Patel is isolated due to being in touch with head coach Ravi Shastri and junior physio Yogesh Parmar has also come corona positive.