India will face a stern challenge at Edgbaston on Friday, July 1 as they face England in the fifth Test match. I have picked the best team and player bets for the ENG vs IND match predictions for you to choose from. Let us have a look at them.
With England in great form of late, they will enter as favourites while Covid-19 hit Team India will be hoping for a win as well. England has been a major part of India's Test cricket history. India played its maiden Test match against England in 1932 at Lord's cricket ground. This tour is being continued after the series was put on hold due to Covid-19 cases in the camp. Currently, IND leads the series tally by 2-1. I have brought you the best betting tips in the market and you should take a look at the best betting tips for the ENG vs IND match predictions.
Let’s have a look at the ENG vs IND team bets.
A year after losing the World Test Championship (WTC) final, India is on the hunt for yet another final spot with currently sitting third in WTC standings. The Test series against England in 2021 had to be postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the camp but the sides are ready to clash again with India leading the tally by 2-1. India and England have met each other in Test cricket on 130 occasions. As per the head-to-head records, England has a far superior win record over India with 49 victories compared to India's 31. With a 3-0 series win against New Zealand, England will be pumped up for the series against India in July. In the last two series in India, the visitors have been absolutely pummelled by the home team. Similarly, India has found it tough touring away from home against England. The last two IND vs ENG series results in England have gone in favour of the home team with a margin of 3-1 (2014) and 4-1 (2021). With that mentioned, the home team will have an upper hand in the ENG vs IND head-to-head match and with 1xBet offering the odds of 1.625 for England to win, it is a lucrative betting tip to win a payday.
I have picked both the players to score high in the ENG vs IND head-to-head contest.
Ollie Pope made his Test debut in 2018 against India. Since then, he has attracted eyes on him with his batting performances in the domestic circuit within the ranks of Surrey. He has played 26 Test matches till date and managed to muster 1299 runs with an average of 30.92. His numbers are more pronounced in the domestic circuit where he played 70 First-class games with 4904 runs with an average of 51.08. In the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand, he managed to score 7 & 10, 145 & 18 and 5 & 82 runs in the three games. He appeared in a single game against India where he scored 83 runs in two innings with an average of 41.50. Pope has played 7 games against India in his career, averaging at 22.30. This might not seem impressive but his numbers playing in the home conditions will certainly impress you where he averages at 31.95. That being said, Ollie Pope is expected to score over 23.5 runs in the ENG vs IND 5th Test match. Pari Match offers the odds of 1.87 for the same and you should pick it to earn yourself a payday.
Joe Root will lead the English squad in the ENG vs IND head-to-head match. Joe Root was in staggering form against New Zealand in the recently concluded Test series and was seen in great form. Hundreds in the first two matches followed by an unbeaten 86-run knock in the third match should hint you towards his batting form. He has played 120 Test games where he scored 10285 runs with an average of 50.17, including 27 centuries and 54 half-ones. He was the highest run scorer in the four test matches against India with 564 runs with an average of 94.00. He posted the scores of 64 & 109, 180* & 33, 121 and 21 and 36 runs in four games. He has proved to be powerhouse batting against IND and has played 24 matches in his career so far where he registered 2353 runs with an average of 60.38. Joe Root is expected to score over 35.5 runs in the 5th Test match against India and with Pari Match providing the odds of 1.87 for the same, you should pick it for a heavy payout.
England to win @ 1.625 (1xBet)
Ollie Pope to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Joe Root to score over 35.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)