After missing the fourth Test owing to niggles, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma have been declared fit for the fifth Test against England at Old Trafford. Following an incredible comeback win at The Oval, India now leads the series 2-1. The series’ last Test, in Manchester, will begin on September 10th. Mohammed Shami, who hit a crucial fifty at Lord’s, was present at the team’s training session on Wednesday, two days before the last Test. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur, who replaced Shami and Ishant Sharma, made a significant contribution to India’s triumph.

Along with Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, the off-spinner, might make his debut appearance in the XI. Manchester, according to many analysts, is one of the locations that, despite its pacer-friendly nature, might provide some help for a second spinner.

The team management has Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, and Mayank Agarwal to choose from when it comes to replacing Rohit. If Pujara is found unfit, they have the likes of Hanuma Vihari and Suryakumar Yadav waiting in the wings.

There is no fresh information about Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara’s injury other than the fact that they are both being being monitored by medical personnel. Rohit Sharma, who was named Player of the Match at The Oval for his first overseas century, injured his knee, while Pujara wrenched his ankle while running.

On Day 5, neither batsman took the field. Sharma’s prospects of recuperating in time for the fifth Test are said to be good. However, the medical team will make the ultimate decision before the game.