After turning the things upside down for England cricket team in previous two test matches. Virat Kohli & co. will be looking to wrap up the final chapter by claiming the series. The hosts started on a low note at Rajkot but won the next two matches by a decent margin. On the other hand, England is hit by series of injuries in form of their opener Haseeb Hammed who is back home and Chris Woakes suffering from a thumb fracture. Now the two teams will be facing each other at Mumbai to settle the scores. England may be looking to make a comeback on eve of India vs. England 4th test, while India on another hand has plans to close the chapter of previous defeats.
Coming back after a gap of eight days
The eight-day gap before the India vs. England 4th test commences is enough for them to refresh their nerves. The players are back, relaxed and more focused. India’s think tank and coach, Anil Kumble will be throwing out brains to his players. He is one such man who knows what, how and when a technique should be levied. On the other hand, Alastair Cook has plans of his own to dominate the batting by forming big partnerships for his team. Indians must not take him lightly because he knows every inch of the game.
KL Rahul may return in the final squad
Another news for fans is that KL Rahul is fit and may find a way into the team before India vs. England 4th test starts. Now, the captain Virat Kohli shall be having more choices to select the best players for the final eleven. No doubt, the batter list seems to be quite strong but their opening bowler Mohammad Shami is having some injury issues. So his selection may be finalized at the last minute. Shami has proved his mettle and formed himself as a distress signal, who can be used during hard times. Almost in all the three matches, he came in handy with his unique pace.
Visitors will look to bounce back
The visitors will be looking to eradicate the loopholes which India has utilized in a better way. Their key players are working hard on their batting and bowling. Likes of Joe Root, Jos Butler, and James Anderson will be looking to make things difficult during the first hour of India vs. England 4th test. Cricket Pundits on other hand have a viewpoint that the pitch will turn from the day, which is a specialty of Wankhede pitch. But the final report can only be known, once the two cricketing rivals come face to face.
Teams for India vs. England 4th test match
England (From): Alastair Cook(c), Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Zafar Ansari, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Liam Dawson
India (From): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Karun Nair, Parthiv Patel(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra