New Delhi: The fourth Test match will be played between India and England at the Oval ground in London from 3:30 pm today. In this 5-match Test series, India and England have won 1-1 matches after the first match was drawn. At present the series is tied at 1-1. If India has to win the Test series, then this match will be of ‘do or die’. Before the fourth test match, a bad news is coming out for Team India.
bad news for team india
Actually, a photo of the pitch of the Oval ground in London has come to the fore, seeing which the senses of Team India can fly. On this pitch, India has to play the fourth Test match against England. There is a lot of green grass on the pitch. If India’s batsmen land on this green pitch, then England bowlers can create problems in front of them.
Photo of the pitch of the fourth test surfaced
The fast bowlers will get help on the green pitch. Indian batsmen have been helpless in front of England’s cold, wavy balls of Dukes. If this pitch is used in the fourth test match, then the tension of Team India can increase. Let us tell you that in the last match, Team India was all out for 78 runs in the first innings on the green pitch of Leeds. India lost this match by an innings and 76 runs.
England team continuously giving green top wicket to India
Let us tell you that when the England team came to India in February this year, Team India defeated it 3-1 in the Test series on turning pitches. Now the England team is also in the mood for revenge and it is continuously giving green top wickets to India on this tour. England’s fast bowler James Anderson and Ollie Robinson can prove fatal for India on the green top wicket of the Oval.
Team India’s record on the Oval ground
The road on this ground will be very difficult for the Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Statistics show that in the last 50 years, Team India has not been able to win at The Oval. The last time India won a Test here was in 1971. In this sense, India will have to put in full force to win at the Oval. Anyway, after the innings defeat in the third Test, the Indian team will be on the back foot while England will dominate. His strength has also increased before the fourth Test. Some of its big players are fit and will be ready for selection.
Indian team could not win for 50 years
The Indian team has played 13 Tests so far at The Oval. Out of this, he has won only one. This victory was achieved in 1971 under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar. India had then won by four wickets. The hero of this victory was Bhagwat Chandrasekhar who took six wickets in the second innings. Due to this, Team India got a target of 173 runs to win. India has not won before and after this test. India have lost five out of 13 Tests at the Oval and have drawn seven. The bad news for India is that it has lost in the last three Tests played at this ground. Even in two of these, he has lost by an innings.
Indian team performance at the Oval
India first played a Test at the Oval in 1936, when it was defeated by England by nine wickets. Then in 1946 and 1952 there was an India-England Test draw. In 1959, when the two teams faced each other here, England won by an innings and 27 runs. After this India won in 1971. In 1979, 1982, 1990, 2002 and 2007, the two teams had Test draws here. But India lost in 2011, 2014 and 2018. The last time India-England played at the Oval, Team India was defeated by 118 runs. KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant scored centuries in this test. But India stayed away from victory. Now it has to be seen how Team India plays in the Oval under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.