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IND Vs ENG 2021 : England Add Jos Butler And Jack Leach To The Squad For 5th Test

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced a 16-man squad for the last match of the ICC World Test Championship series against India.

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Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and left-arm spinner Jack Leach are the two new players added to the team.Buttler was part of the England squad for the first three Tests against India.

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However, he was unavailable for the fourth Test due to the birth of his second child. Sam Billings, who was drafted into the squad for the fourth Test as a backup wicket-keeper, has been dropped.

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Meanwhile, England have hinted that they may play a specialist spinner in Manchester as they have added Leach to the team.

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England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has an excellent Test record in Manchester. He has played eight innings on this ground, scoring 365 runs, including a 70-run knock against India in 2014.

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Meanwhile, Jack Leach has only played a single Test at Old Trafford before, where he took three wickets against Australia. It will be interesting to see if both Buttler and Leach get a place in the playing XI.

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The fifth Test of the England vs India series will begin this Friday at Old Trafford( Manchester). The start time is 11:00 AM Local Time (3:30 PM IST).

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