India vs England, Fifth Test: Weather Forecast & HPCA International Stadium Pitch Report 2024

India vs England 2024: Check out the latest weather forecast of the 5th Test and HPCA International Stadium pitch report for India vs England Fifth Test 2024.

Sarah Andrew
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HPCA Stadium (Source: X)

The India vs England 5th Test match is scheduled to begin on March 7 in HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala. India has already won the series, 3-1, so they'll look to finish the series on a good note by winning the last match as well. On the other hand, England will look to win the final Test match to make the series, 3-2. They did not have a great series so far but will look forward to a shift the momentum.

Skipper Ben Stokes is presently quite happy with the team's performance and feels like they can do well in the upcoming matches and series. Although the entire country is getting the summer feel, Dharamshala's weather is extremely cool as always. The weather forecast for March 7 is 10 degrees and there will be overcast conditions throughout the match.

Moreover, as per the weather reports, the temperature might drop down to 2 degrees at 7 AM. If the weather conditions stay the same, that might be helpful for the English bowlers like James Anderson and Mark Wood to generate swing and frustrate the Indian batters. Since the Dharmashala ground is extremely beautiful and the players are enjoying the environment there, it will be intriguing to see the final encounter of the five-match series. 

India leads the 5-match series, 3-1

Amidst the absence of star players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Jasprit Bumrah, the young talented Indian team managed to defeat the English team in the fourth Test match and went on to clinch the series, 3-1. In the entire series, it seemed like the young Indian team dominated the experienced English side and didn't give them a chance to bounce back. 

Since Rahul is injured and Kohli became the father for the second time on February 15, both aren't available for selection for the 5th Test match. However, Jasprit Bumrah makes his way back into the team after taking a break from the fourth Test match due to a lot workload. Although India has won the series, Bumrah's comeback will help youngsters get lots of tips and tricks before the series ends.