With England making a striking comeback in the 3rd test, India goes to the field with much selection dilemma as they face the home team for the 4th Test. The match is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 7,2014, at 3.30 p.m. IST at Old Trafford, Manchester. The toss, team news and squads will be updated here […]
With England making a striking comeback in the 3rd test, India goes to the field with much selection dilemma as they face the home team for the 4th Test.
The match is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 7,2014, at 3.30 p.m. IST at Old Trafford, Manchester.
The toss, team news and squads will be updated here shortly.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys have some serious considerations here, whether some off-form players should be retained. One expects some changes in the field, with positive chances of opener Gautam Gambhir returning to the field.
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- · India- Star Sports
- · United Kingdom- Sky Sports
- · South Africa- SuperSport
- · Sri Lanka- Ten Sports
- · Middle East- OSN
- · Australia- Fox Sports
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Also, given the poor form, Shikhar Dhawan might have to be axed out, which might make space for off-spinner R Ashwin to return. Then there’s Rohit Sharma, who’s fate remains in the clouds, especially when he has done nothing to uplift the series.
While India has their chance, given the series has been leveled, they have to deal with a team that doesn’t look as promising for now.
Aswin, with two test hundreds to the credit, may seem to be the perfect option to bring on, and Dhoni might just bring as the second spin option.
Sadly, if the batting line and undisciplined bowling was not enough, India also has some serious worries in the fielding department, where catches were dropped seamlessly.
Again, despite the poor form, Gautam Gambhir might have a chance today. There might be some consideration regarding Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been doing well with the fitness. In most likely conditions, coach Duncan Fletcher will leave the decision till the toss.
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More woes for India comes from Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, both lacking form, but to their good luck, chances of replacements are rare, thanks to limited replacement choices.
For England, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell got the form back, and with the win of 266 runs in the last test, one expects limited chance. Once again, Moeen Ali is around, and Anderson will be available.
India: MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Pankaj Singh, Varun Aaron, Naman Ojha, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishwar Pandey,
England: Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Steve Finn, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Robson.
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