England tour of India 2024 5th Test: Match preview, head-to-head and streaming details

India have secured the five match Test series 3-1 after a five wicket win in Ranchi.

The curtain falls on the enthralling India vs England Test series with the fifth and final Test scheduled for March 7, 9:30 AM IST at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA), Dharamsala.

India, already boasting a series win (3-1) after their Ranchi triumph, will aim to cap off the series with another victory. While the series sides with the host, the Dharamsala Test holds immense significance for both sides as Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow are set to etch their names in history by playing their 100th Test, respectively.

Dharamsala, known for its atypical Indian conditions, offers a fast and bouncy pitch, a stark contrast to the turning tracks witnessed in the previous matches. This shift in conditions could favour the English team, who have struggled against spin throughout the series.

England might opt for a three-pronged pace attack, including James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, alongside the speedster, Mark Wood. This strategy aligns with the historical dominance of fast bowlers at the HPCA, where they have wreaked havoc in recent Ranji Trophy matches.

India, on the other hand, will welcome back their prime pacer Jasprit Bumrah, adding firepower to their bowling attack. With KL Rahul ruled out due to injury, Devdutt Padikkal awaits a potential debut, while the spin duo of Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja could still play a crucial role, especially if the pitch offers some assistance later in the game.

With two cricketing legends reaching their 100th Test milestones and a contrasting pitch offering an exciting dynamic, the Dharamsala Test promises to be a fitting finale to this captivating series.


In 135 Test encounters, England secured 51 victories, while India emerged victorious 34 times. Additionally, 50 matches have ended in draws.

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