Ind vs Eng, 5th Test: Virat Kohli & Co sweat it out in training session at Old Trafford ahead of final Test

Ind vs Eng, 5th Test: Virat Kohli & Co sweat it out in training session at Old Trafford ahead of final Test- India on Wednesday underwent a training session at Old Trafford, Manchester ahead of the final Test. In multiple pictures shared by the BCCI, R Ashwin can be seen full of smiles with the ball in his hands. Cheteshwar Pujara was seen practising throwdowns. Umesh Yadav and Virat Kohli were also seen in multiple pictures.

Ind vs Eng, 5th Test: India will now look to win or draw the final Test at Manchester and register their second series win in the calendar year. They had earlier defeated Australia 2-1.  India are already ahead in the series by the same margin against England. All eyes will be on R Ashwin whether he will be included in the playing XI. He is highly likely to return to the playing XI despite India winning the Oval Test. This is because, R Jadeja has failed to stamp his authority with his all-around ability, especially with the ball.

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On the other hand, England will aim to level the series with a win at Old Trafford while Virat Kohli’s side has a bigger task in hand of defeating England at their fortress. India and England have faced each other nine times at The Old Trafford, Manchester, India have not managed to win a single Test in it.

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India’s Record at Old Trafford – IND vs ENG 5th Test: India played nine games against England at The Old Trafford, Manchester out of which four went in favour of England while the rest of five ended in a draw. 

India vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester

1936 – Draw

1946 – Draw

1952 – England win 

1959 – England win 

1971 – Draw

1974 – England win 

1982 – Draw

1990 – Draw

2014 – England win 

The last time India and England player on this ground, Team India faced an embarrassing defeat by an innings and 54 runs in 2014. R Ashwin scored 40+ runs in both innings while for England Joe Root and Jos Buttler scored the fifties.

Earlier, Team India had broken the Gabaa jinx where Australia faced defeat at the Brisbane after 32 years.

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