New Delhi. The fourth match of the five-Test series between India and England is being played at the Oval. England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bowl first. The England team has made two changes for this match. Chris Oakes and Oli Pope have replaced Jos Butler and Sam Karen. Both teams are currently tied 1-1 in the series. Virat Kohli has also brought two changes in Team India. And Ashwin did not get a chance in Play-11 again. Shardul Tagore and Umesh Yadav have returned to the team. These two bowlers have been included in the squad in place of Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma.
After the toss, Virat Kohli said that we also used to bowl first on this pitch. There have been two changes in our team as well. R is not Ashwin. England have left-arm left-arm batsmen. In such a situation, it would be good for left-arm Rabindra Jadeja. Because they will get the benefit of our fast bowler’s footmark. He will come to number and give balance to the team. So far the opening partnership has been good for us. There are only a few days left until the end of this tour. The series is tied and we will give our best.
At the same time after winning the toss, England captain Joe Root said, the pitch looks good for fast bowlers. We will have the effort to give India an early push here along with Ledingley. Chris Oakes and Oli Pope are back on the team. Butler and Sam Karen are out of the team. Chris is an experienced player. They are well aware of their body. Very happy to have her back. “It’s very good and something to be proud of,” Root said of being the No. 1 batsman in the Test rankings. However, it does not exist in this match.
India won the second Test at Lord’s, while hosts England beat India in the previous Test at Leeds. The first Test was drawn between the two countries at Nottingham. Oval pitch is always good for batting. But the grass on the pitch prepared for this match is visible. The sky will be cloudy in the morning on the first day. However, as the day progresses, the sun will rise. The chances of rain on the first day are low.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Habshav Pant (Wick), Rabindra Jadeja, Shardul Tagore, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
England: Rory Burns, Hasib Hamid, David Malan, Joe Root (c), Oli Pope, Johnny Bairstow (wk), Maine Ali, Chris Oakes, Craig Overton, Oli Robinson, James Anderson.
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