India vs England Dream11 match prediction today: 5th Test

  • India vs England match prediction: India to win
  • India vs England toss prediction: India to win the toss and bat first

India and England will cross swords with each other in the 5th and final Test of the 5-match series, starting March 7 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala.

India started the series by losing the Hyderabad Test, but since then, they have been stupendous, to say the least. England threatened in all the last 3 Tests in Vizag, Ranchi, and Rajkot, but Rohit Sharma’s men kept finding a way to stay ahead of their opponents.

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India had more reasons to cheer as they went to the top of the table in the WTC 2023-25 after New Zealand lost to Australia in the Wellington Test.  

The upcoming India vs England prediction would not hold any significance from the series’ perspective. But Ben Stokes’ men will be looking to finish the series with a flurry.

  • IND vs ENG date and time: March 7-11, 9:30 AM IST
  • IND vs ENG venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamsala
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IND vs ENG match preview


India made a few changes to their squad going into the last Test. Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested from the Ranchi Test, has been called back. Washington Sundar, who did not get a chance since coming into the squad before the 2nd Test, has been released.

Sundar is currently playing for Tamil Nadu in their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Ajinkya Rahane’s Mumbai at the Bandra Kurla Complex. KL Rahul is yet to recover from his quadriceps injury and would not be a part of the Dharamsala Test.

The outcome of the IND vs ENG prediction would depend on how the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravindra and Jasprit Bumrah stay consistent.

India Possible 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Jasprit Bumrah


England, on the other hand, would have lots to gain, although they have already lost the series. The Three Lions are languishing at the bottom half of the points table in the 2023-25 cycle of the World Test Championships. Having already lost their only series under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, England will be looking to bounce back at the earliest.

Shoaib Bashir picked up a 5-wicket haul in the previous game and was also on a hat-trick. He conjured praise from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity. Joe Root returned to form with a spectacular hundred in the 1st innings.

Jonny Bairstow has not been in the best of form and will be looking for a big score under his belt when he steps out for his 100th Test for England.

The outcome of the IND vs ENG prediction will depend on how England stage a comeback with their backs against the wall.

England Possible 11: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Shoaib Bashir, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, James Anderson

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch in Dharamsala generally helps the bowlers, especially spinners. Hence, spinners are most likely to come into play as the match progresses. The track will be at its best for batting in the first 2 days before showing signs of deterioration. India beat Australia by 8 wickets in the only Test played in Dharamsala back in March 2017.

There is a 82 percent chance of rain on Day 1 of the Test match, but conditions will improve from Day 2 onwards. Temperatures will be around the 21-degree Celsius mark. Clouds and sun will be around throughout. The humidity will mostly be on the lower side.

IND vs ENG Dream11 prediction

Our IND vs ENG Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Ben Foakes
  • Batter(s): Rohit Sharma, Sarfaraz Khan, Ben Duckett, Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Joe Root
  • Bowler(s): Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Tom Hartley
  • Recommended captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Recommended vice-captain: Ravindra Jadeja

We have picked Yashasvi Jaiswal as the captain keeping in mind the form he has been in. The southpaw has racked up 655 runs from 8 innings at an average of 93.57 with 2 double hundreds to his name. On the back of his performance, Jaiswal also got a Grade B central contract from the BCCI.

Ravindra Jadeja, on the other hand, has been consistent both with bat and ball. Jadeja is currently 3rd in the list of leading wicket-takers in the series, having taken 17 wickets from 6 innings at an average of 25.52. He has also scored 217 runs with a top score of 112.  

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IND vs ENG match prediction: India to win

India will start the IND vs ENG match prediction as the firm favourites. Despite not having some of their key players, including KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, the home team has put in a strong showing throughout the course of the 4 Tests until now.

IND vs ENG toss prediction: India to win the toss and bat first

As per the IND vs ENG toss prediction, teams should opt to bat first without a second thought. India would not find fielding first as well after how they performed in the Ranchi Test.

Man of the Match prediction: Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal has been racking up milestones since he made his Test debut last year in the West Indies. He is currently on the verge of making the record for most runs by an Indian batter in a bilateral Test series, breaking Sunil Gavaskar’s record. Jaiswal is also 29 runs short of completing the landmark of 1000 runs in Test cricket.

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India vs England betting odds

  • India odds: 1.35
  • England odds:  4.26

It is not surprising that the IND vs ENG betting odds are titled heavily in favour of the Indian team. However, one should not undermine England, who are more than capable of turning the odds and winning the match.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India