Date: 10-14 September, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
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Preview: After 4 exciting and grueling Test matches between India and England in the UK, the stage is set for the final showdown at Old Trafford from September 10-14. Virat Kohli's side are 2-1 up in the series and will be raring to register their first series victory in England since 2007. On the other hand, the home side would be hoping to bounce back with a win to draw the series. With so much to play for both sides, fans can expect another high-voltage contest between two top sides in Manchester. The series is certainly going down the wire and we just can't for the finale to begin on Friday!
Analysis: Talking about the wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant is back in form and is coming to this contest on the back of scoring a gritty fifty at the Oval. The Indian wicketkeeper will be buzzing with confidence and should be part of your fantasy side. Joe Root (564 runs) and Rohit Sharma (368 runs) are the two batsmen who should be in your side without a doubt, with the duo being the top two run-getters in this series so far. Virat Kohli and Rory Burns have also looked in good touch and could be included in your side.
Chris Woakes was the star performer for England at the Oval, showing his class with both bat and ball. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja has chipped in with some vital all-round contributions. Coming to the bowling department, James Anderson (15 wickets) and Jasprit Bumrah (18 wickets) are the leaders of their respective teams and will once again play a big role in the final Test. Notably, Ollie Robinson is the leading wicket-taker with 21 scalps and could be the game-changer once again in swinging bowling conditions in Manchester.
Probable Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane/Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj/Mohammed Shami
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow/Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Rory Burns
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson, Shardul Thakur, Ollie Robinson
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