New Delhi: Team India captain Virat Kohli is in the mood for action after a humiliating defeat by an innings and 76 runs in the third Test against England. Big players can be blamed in Team India, which includes the names of Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. All these three players do not fit in the playing XI of Team India. The fourth test match will be played from tomorrow at The Oval. Let’s take a look at what will be the playing XI of Team India in the fourth Test against England at The Oval.
KL Rahul will open with Rohit Sharma in the fourth test match. Rahul has so far scored 252 runs in 3 Test matches played in this series with the help of a century and a half-century. The pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul has proved to be the best pair of Indian openers.
Team India’s ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma is in great form. Rohit Sharma is batting well in England conditions. Rohit Sharma has so far scored 230 runs in this series with the help of 2 half-centuries.
Cheteshwar Pujara was almost out of Team India and his Test career was also on the verge of ending, but he saved his life by scoring 91 runs in the second innings of the third Test played at Leeds. In the fourth test match, Pujara will bat at number three.
Team India captain Virat Kohli will come out to bat at number 4. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team is performing well at the moment, but Kohli is flopping with the bat. For the last one year, not a single century has come off Kohli’s bat. Fans will be expecting a century from Kohli in the fourth Test against England.
If we look at the records of Suryakumar Yadav, then he is considered a strong contender in place of Ajinkya Rahane at number 5. Team India can replace Ajinkya Rahane with Suryakumar Yadav at number 5 in the fourth Test. Rahane scored a total of 28 runs in both the innings in the third Test as well. Former England captain Michael Vaughan has called Ajinkya Rahane a burden on Team India. In the fourth test match, the place of the dashing batsman Suryakumar Yadav is believed to be fixed. A talented batsman like Suryakumar Yadav knows the art of playing multiple shots all around the field and scoring runs.
Rishabh Pant will also take charge of wicketkeeping in the fourth test match with batting at number 6. Rishabh Pant has a style of his own and plays a unique brand of cricket. Rishabh Pant’s batting brings a lot of entertainment. Rishabh Pant’s batting style is very aggressive.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can handle the spin department. R Ashwin did not get a chance to play in the playing XI because of Ravindra Jadeja in the first 3 test matches, but it has become necessary to play R Ashwin in the fourth test match. Ravichandran Ashwin is much better than Jadeja in spin bowling.
Shardul Thakur can get a chance as an all-rounder in this match. Shardul Thakur is an expert in fast bowling and batting. Ishant’s card can be cut from the team, because Ishant is not able to show as amazing as Shardul. Ishant Sharma could not take a single wicket in the third test match and proved to be laggy.
Jasprit Bumrah has been leading the Indian team’s pace attack, so he is sure to be included in the playing XI. Jasprit Bumrah’s action will give him bounce with a lot of speed, which can put the England batsmen in trouble.
Mohammed Shami is an expert in swinging the ball. Looking at his attack and record, it would not be wrong to say that Shami will definitely be included in the playing XI.
Mohammad Siraj’s lethal form has been seen and he will be included along with Shami and Bumrah.
India’s Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah.