Date: 2-6 September, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
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England is set to host India for fourth Test of the 5-match series at Kennington Oval, London from September 2 – September 6. The Virat Kohli-led side faced an embarrassing defeat at Leeds, getting bowled out for 78 in the first innings, and the Indian side couldn’t make a comeback from there. With the series being tied at 1-1 at the end of 3 Test matches, the upcoming game will be crucial for both the sides to take an edge in the series.
The Indian side looked remarkable in the Test series until last game at Leeds where they got bowled out at 78. However, there were still positives to look at. Amongst the batsmen, KL Rahul has impressed the most with his performance in the series and is an excellent captain choice. Additionally, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the top picks for batsmen from the Indian side. There is also a chance of inclusion of Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the 4th Test with speculations of Ishant Sharma being rested for the upcoming game. Further, Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are the top picks amongst the bowlers that can fetch some points for fantasy.
English skipper Joe Root has looked unstoppable in the series so far, leading from the front and playing phenomenal knocks for the English side. This makes him a must-have in one’s fantasy team and a brilliant captain choice. Further on, England’s batting woes seem to have been resolved with Dawid Malan and Haseeb Hameed stepping up for the side. Lastly, James Anderson and Ollie Robinson are the best picks from the bowling department of the English side.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma/Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dan Lawrence/Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Jonny Bairstow,
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Rory Burns, Dawid Malan
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson, Mohammad Shami, Ollie Robinson
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