England Playing Eleven: The playing XI of the English team for the Edgbaston Test between India and England (IND vs ENG) has a good mix of young and experienced players. Another, where there are veteran fast bowlers like Anderson and Broad in this team, then young fast bowlers like Matthew Potts are also included. The batting has also included big and experienced players like Joe Root, Bairstow and Stokes as well as youngsters like Jack Crawley and Olly Pop. Here we are presenting the full account of the players included in this playing XI of England.
England opener Alex Lees has played only 6 Test matches so far. He has scored 295 runs so far with a batting average of 24.58. It has got fifty roots only once.
The opening batsman has 1174 runs in his name in 24 Test matches at a batting average of 26.68. Jack has so far scored 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries.
Joe Root, who has included his name among the legends of cricket, has so far scored 10,285 runs in 120 Test matches. During this his batting average has been 50.17. He has scored 27 centuries and 54 half-centuries.
The middle-order batsman has so far scored 1299 runs in 26 Test matches at a batting average of 30.92. His name includes 2 centuries and 7 half-centuries.
Wicket-keeper batsman Bairstow has scored 5195 runs in 86 test matches. His batting average is 36.07. Bairstow has scored 10 centuries and 23 half-centuries.
England captain Ben Stokes has scored 5255 runs in 82 matches at a batting average of 36.24. Along with this, he has also taken 177 wickets.
This England wicketkeeper has played only 2 Tests so far. He has been able to score only 30 runs at a batting average of 15. He has taken 6 wickets behind the wicket.
This legendary fast bowler of England has so far taken 651 wickets in 171 Tests. Anderson is the leading wicket-taker for England.
This English fast bowler has 549 wickets in 155 Test matches. He is the second highest wicket-taker for England
This young England fast bowler recently made his debut in the Test series against New Zealand. He took 14 wickets in 3 test matches.
Jack Leach, the only spinner included in the England team, has taken 92 wickets in 25 matches. In the last Test, he had sent 10 New Zealand batsmen to the pavilion alone.