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UK start time, team news and talkSPORT coverage as the visitors look to end the series on a high

UK start time, team news and talkSPORT coverage as the visitors look to end the series on a high

England are aiming to end their tour of India on a high as they prepare for the fifth and final Test this week.

Ben Stokes' side have already lost the series after tasting defeat for the third successive Test last month to trail 3-1.

England could no longer win the series after trailing 3-1Credit: Agence France-Presse

The visitors will play for the Pride in Dharamsala, where they were beaten in a series for the first time with Stokes as captain.

Brendon McCullum will not want to see his side admit defeat, and they will be aiming to come out on top in the final Test.

India vs England: talkSPORT coverage

The fifth Test between India and England will start on Thursday, March 7 and continue until Monday, March 11.

It will be held at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala and the event is scheduled to start at 4am UK time every day.

talkSPORT 2 will have ball-by-ball coverage of each day of the Test starting at 4am.

Our expert commentary team consists of English legends David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Steve Harmison, Darren Gough and Kevin Pietersen.

They will be joined by Alex Tudor, Gareth Batty and Phoebe Graham, with CricViz providing statistical analysis.

To listen to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website, click here for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB Digital Radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

India are unbeatable in the home seriesCredit: Getty

India vs England: Difference


  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Yashavi Jaiswal
  • Shubman Gill
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Ravi Jadeja
  • Sarfaraz Khan
  • Dhruv Gurel (week)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Muhammad Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah


  • Zach Crowley
  • Ben Duckett
  • Ollie Bob
  • Joe Root
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Ben Stokes (c)
  • Ben Fox (week)
  • Tom Hartley
  • Mark Wood
  • James Anderson
  • Shoaib Bashir

Toss: England have won the toss and decided to bat

Officials: Joel Wilson, Rod Tucker, Kumar Dharmasena, Jeff Crowe, Jayaraman Madanagopal

Stokes is proud of his team as they prepare for the fifth TestCredit: Getty

India vs England: What was said?

Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT ahead of the fifth Test, Stokes said: “Every opportunity we feel at the moment is a special opportunity to play for England.

“Just because we lost the series, it doesn't mean this game is any different than it was last week or the week before.

“We play international cricket and we play for England, playing for England is the biggest and most amazing thing you can do as a cricketer.

“This place is very special, a great place to come and play a game. I'm looking forward to having a barmy army here too. So it's going to be a special game and it should be fun.”