India is all set to take on England in the 5th Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham. After the disappointing news of Rohit Sharma’s unavailability, the Indian team will look to settle the team. Here are the details of Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, and the capacity of the stadium. Here we also going to discuss the impact of the Birmingham Test match on the World Test Championship.
Both teams have announced their squads for this much-anticipated match. There are sure to be some exciting encounters on the field. Be sure to follow all the actions from this crucial test match right here on our website.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham: capacity
The Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham will be the venue for the India vs England Test match. This will be the first Test match to be played at the ground since the redevelopment of the stadium. The new stadium has a capacity of 30,000 and is one of the most modern cricket grounds in the world. The pitch at Edgbaston is known to be very good for batting and this should be a great test match for both teams.
This match is also important for both teams as they look to build momentum heading into the Ashes series which begins just a few weeks after this test match ends. For England, this match presents an opportunity to avenge their humiliating defeat at the hands of India in the previous test series between these two nations.
England’s Struggle in Birmingham
There are a few factors. First, Edgbaston is a notoriously difficult place to play cricket. The pitch is often green and seaming, and the conditions are often overcast and humid. This makes it hard for batsmen to score runs, and bowlers to take wickets.
Second, Birmingham is a city with a large Pakistani community, and many of them support Pakistan when they play England at Edgbaston. This creates a hostile atmosphere for the England team, and they often feel like they are playing in front of a hostile crowd.
Finally, Edgbaston is simply not a happy hunting
Impact of this match on World Test Championship
The India vs England Birmingham Test match will start on July 1. This will be the last time that these two cricketing giants will face off in the World Test Championship on this cycle. The winner of this match will move one step closer to qualifying for the final of the World Test Championship.