Ishant Sharma returns after a two Test lay-off © Getty Images
Ishant Sharma returns after a two Test lay-off © Getty Images

Aug 15, 2014

England have won the toss in the fifth Test against India at The Oval. They have elected to bowl first and are fielding with an unchanged side. India have made two changes as Stuart Binny and Ishant Sharma replace Pankaj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. Click here for live scorecard of fifth Test at The Oval

The start to the game has been delayed by 30 minutes due to wet outfield. This is a significant development as Ishant comes back as he had bowled India to victory at Lord’s.Gautam Gambhir has held on to his spot in the side.

England have gone in with an unchanged side as Stuart Broad is fit and ready to play this game. This is a major boost for England as he was their star performer in the previous Test.


England: Alastair Cook (c), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron.

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