Oval. The fourth Test (IND vs ENG) between India and England is in a tense situation at the moment. Today, on the last day, England need 291 runs to win and all 10 wickets are left. Team India scored 191 in the first innings and 466 in the second innings. England, on the other hand, scored 290 in the first innings. The team scored 77 runs without wickets in the second innings. The help of spin bowlers has declined from the last few series in England. For this reason, Team India is struggling. The five-match series is currently tied at 1-1. The winner of this match will lead the series 2-1 and the risk of losing the series will be avoided.
Speaking of the ongoing Test series between India and England, the fast bowlers have so far taken 114 wickets at an average of 24. Wickets Bar took 5 wickets. Economy is below 3 and strike rate is close to 56. On the other hand, if we talk about spin bowlers, they have taken only 11 wickets at an average of 54. So far he has not taken 5 wickets in the innings. 2 wickets for 36 runs is the best performance. Economy is less than 3, but strike rate is 115. In other words, spin bowlers are getting one wicket in every 20th over. The wicket difference between the two is about 103 wickets.
The spin bowlers were also flops in the New Zealand series
The two-match series between England and New Zealand was played before the series against India. The spinners also failed to do anything special in this series. Fast bowlers get 54 wickets but spin bowlers can only take wickets. That meant there was a difference of about 48 wickets. However, in the two-match series, England lost 0-1. The final of the World Test Championship was not taken in this picture.
Could not reach 10 wickets for the fourth time
This is the 19th bilateral Test series between India and England in England. Only 4 times have Indian spin bowlers failed to reach 10 wickets in a series. In 1932, the spinners took 3 wickets in a one-match series. At the same time, the Indian spinners took 6 wickets in a 3 match series in 1936. Even in the three-match Test series in 1996, spinners could take only 6 wickets. Speaking of the current series, the spin bowlers have taken only 4 wickets so far. Although he still has a chance. The best performance of Indian spin bowlers was in 1971, when he took 37 wickets in a 3 match series. Team India then won the three-match series 1-0.
There is not much difference on the Indian pitch
Speaking of the last Test series played in India, England played a four-match Test series. -Spin bowlers took 104 wickets at an average of 22 in the match series. 5 wickets taken 8 times. The strike rate was 43. 6 wickets for 38 runs is the best performance. On the other hand, fast bowlers have taken 34 wickets at an average of 2. The best performance was 4 for 89. Strike rate 58. Indian pitches are considered spin bowler friendly, yet the wicket difference was 70, much less than England’s 103.
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