ENG vs IND, 4th Test

Match Preview

England will be up against India in the 4th Test Match of a 5-Match Test series on 2 September at Kennington Oval, London. The hosts fought back after falling behind by 0-1 after the Lord’s Test and they will be hoping to keep the momentum going while the Virat Kohli-led Indian team will be working to reclaim the series lead in the upcoming match.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is batting dominant and is more favorable to pacers. Weather would be of overcast clouds with temperatures at 13-14 °C.

STATS – TEST

Total matches                            102

Matches won batting first          37

Matches won bowling first         28

Average 1st Inns scores            348

Average 2nd Inns scores          305

Average 3rd Inns scores           235

Average 4th Inns scores           156

Highest total recorded              903/7 (335.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest total recorded               44/10 (26 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) Jonny Bairstow – Bairstow is a combative wicketkeeper-batsman and has become a cricketer to be reckoned with in England’s middle order.  He has given impressive performances so far and will definitely need to be included in the fantasy team.

Matches – 77

Runs – 4344

Average – 33.93

2) Rishabh Pant – The left-handed batsman is a dynamic player from his squad. His excellent skills as wicketkeeper are something that his team can benefit from. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 24

Runs – 1490

Average – 40.27

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Rohit Sharma – The right-handed opener has established himself as one of the best batsmen from his squad due to his remarkable performances in this series. He is a wise pick in this category for the fantasy team due to his great current form in this format.

Matches – 42

Runs – 2909

Average – 46.17

2) Virat Kohli – The right-handed batsman is an all-format accumulator of his time, and has made jaw-dropping chases look easy. He is playing a little slow lately but cannot be skipped due to his form in this format.

Matches – 95

Runs – 7671

Average – 51.14

3) Rory Burns – In their search for a reliable Test player, England had attempted more graceful or aggressive options, but nobody could match Rory Burns’ returns or tenacity.  He made a decent 61 runs in the 3rd Test match.

Matches – 28

Runs – 1657

Average – 32.49

4) Joe Root – The right-handed opening batsman has proved his worth through his excellent batting performances in the ongoing series as he smashed 3 hundred in 3 Tests.  He is an apt choice in this category.

Matches – 108

Runs – 9221

Average – 50.38

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Jasprit Bumrah – The right-arm fast bowler is armed with an anomalous, sling-arm action and natural pace and a peculiar release point of Bumrah’s deliveries makes it hard for batsmen to pick him. He has proven to be a very valuable bowler in this series. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 23

Wickets – 97

Economy – 2.68

2) Mohammad Shami – The right arm fast bowler is India’s leading pacer who has delivered consistent yet deadly spells in his career. He has  been surprisingly impressive with his batting as well. He took 4 wickets in the 3rd Test match.

Matches – 54

Wickets – 195

Economy – 3.29

3) Ollie Robinson – The right-arm medium fast bowler has quick pace, he has built a reputation as an adaptable player and has even had great records as a county cricketer. He bagged a total of 7 wickets in the 3rd Test match.

Matches – 4

Wickets – 23

Economy – 2.55

4) James Anderson – The right arm fast medium bowler had long proved himself as one of the most skilful and prolific fast bowlers in England. He is one of the most experienced bowlers in this format and his team will definitely benefit from his expertise. He took 4 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 165

Wickets – 630

Economy – 2.82

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Sam Curran – The young left-handed batsman and left arm medium fast bowler is a slightly-built, brisk left-armer who showed an ability to swing the ball into the right-hander from the outset. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 24

Runs – 815

Average – 24.69

Wickets – 47

Economy – 3.23

2) Ravindra Jadeja – The left-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler has good control over his deliveries. He has skillful variations in his spell. He took 2 wickets in the last Test.

Matches – 55

Runs – 2118

Average – 34.72

Wickets – 223

Economy – 2.44

Predicted Playing 11

India – 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

England – 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

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Poll Winning Percentage

India – 25%

England – 49%

Draw – 26%

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