Sam Billings added to England squad for fifth Test against India

Wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings has been added to the England squad for the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston which begins on July 1. Billings served as the substitute for Ben Foakes who tested positive for Covid-19 during the third Test against New Zealand. Foakes complained of back stiffness and was unable to take the gloves on Day 3. Later, he underwent a test which revealed a positive result and he subsequently went into isolation. The addition of Billings increases the England squad strength to 15 as they have refrained from tinkering with the team that won the final Test against New Zealand.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge
23rd September
Start time: 11:00 am BST
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
Start time: 12:30 pm BST