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India’s projected playing XI for the fourth and final Test against England

March 3, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Team India will be keen to continue their winning momentum. The hosts will lock horns with England in the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series. The Men in Blue defeated the visitors by ten wickets in the pink-ball game to take a 2-1 lead. India only needs a draw to reach the final of the ICC World Test Championship.

Jasprit Bumrah is out of the team due to personal reasons. This may well make way for Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI. The pacer was quite impressive in the recently concluded tour of Australia.

Check the predicted playing XI for the fourth Test match against England

1) Top order

The top order is expected to remain the same. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are going to open the innings for India. Sharma, who scored a match-winning century in the second Test, will need to fire again to ensure a series win. Kohli has shown great form throughout the series but has not been able to convert those knocks into big innings. Rahane's importance in the line-up is very high, but the batsman needs to be more consistent.

2) Middle and lower order

Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar are the players to feature in the middle order majorly. Ashwin has been in great form with both ball and bat. Pant would be one of the players to watch out for as he has been in fantastic form. 

3) Bowling department

Mohammed Siraj is likely to be in the team as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah. Washington Sundar, Axar Patel and R Ashwin will be expected to deliver the goods with the ball. Patel was outstanding in the third Test, accounting for wickets at regular intervals. He was named the player of the match.

India's Predicted XI For 4th Test

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh