James Anderson
James Anderson appeals with success for the wicket of India batsman Ravindra JadejaGetty

England will take on India in the fifth and the final Test of the five-match Test series at Kennington Oval on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts on Friday at 10 am BST. Live coverage will be on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Follow live updates of the game on ESPN Cricinfo. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

England come into the final Test match with a 2-1 lead, after registering an innings and 54 runs victory over MS Dhoni's side on Saturday. The fourth Test match ended in less than three days as India managed a total of 313 runs from two innings.

India sealed a victory in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead into the series. However, Alastair Cook saw his side bounce back after winning the next two Test matches, which has not only seen them level the five-match Test series, but take a lead.

With a 2-1 lead into the fifth Test, England can be sure that they will not lose the Test series on home soil. Avoiding defeat at the Oval will see the Three Lions seal yet another Test series victory over India in recent years.

MS Dhoni
MS DhoniGetty

India, on the other hand, have to win the fifth and final Test match to avoid yet another Test series defeat away from home. Dhoni would be hoping his top order batsmen can fire in order to save a third consecutive defeat at the hands of England.

Virat Kohli had an awful series, while Cheteshwar Pujara is yet to test the English bowling attack. On the other hand, Joe Root and Moeen Ali have been outstanding in the hosts' middle order. The latter has also contributed with the ball and was lethal in dismissing the Indian batsmen in the third and fourth Tests.

Despite picking a nasty blow at Old Trafford, Stuart Broad will be included in the playing XI for the final test. The right-arm pacer was key in rattling the Indian top order during the first innings of the last Test. England will once again rely on Broad and James Anderson to trouble the Indian batsmen.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • England to win: 13/10
  • India to win: 63/13
  • Draw: 5/4

Team News

England

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

India

Probable Lineup: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (c &wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami