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’. If India wants to win in the fourth test match, then it will have to include 3 players in the playing XI, these 3 players will be the guarantee of India’s victory.
If Ravichandran Ashwin gets a chance in the playing XI in the fourth test match against England, then he can prove to be a match winner for India. Ashwin will decide England’s defeat. In the first three Test matches against England, Team India missed its biggest match winner Ravichandran Ashwin. Virat Kohli replaced Ravichandran Ashwin with Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI in three Test matches, but Jadeja’s performance with both ball and bat was very poor. The purpose of including Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI proved to be a flop. England’s batsmen are not having any problem with Jadeja’s straight balls, on the contrary, runs are being scored on Jadeja’s balls. On the one hand, while England’s off-spinner Moeen Ali was creating problems in front of India by taking wickets, on the other hand, great spinner like Ravichandran Ashwin was not included in the playing XI by Team India. The inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI has proved to be a loss deal for Team India. If Ravichandran Ashwin had been in Team India, the England batsmen would not have survived. In the fourth test match, Virat Kohli can give Ashwin a chance in place of Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI.
In the third test match played against England in Leeds, Team India suffered an embarrassing defeat by an innings and 76 runs. In this match, Ishant Sharma proved to be the biggest villain for Team India. Ishant Sharma looted runs in the third test match and did not get a single wicket. For the fourth Test, Virat Kohli can give a chance to Shardul Thakur by sitting out Ishant Sharma. Ishant Sharma’s bowling was blown up by the England batsmen. It seemed as if Ishant’s balls were not having any effect on the England batsmen in the third test match. Along with being a great fast bowler, Shardul can also bat well in the lower order. Shardul was dropped from the team in the second Test because he was injured. Shardul Thakur is known for his excellent performance with both the ball and the bat.
If we look at the records of Hanuma Vihari, he is considered a strong contender in place of Ajinkya Rahane at number 5. Team India’s reliable batsman Hanuma Vihari is often in and out of the team’s playing XI. Team India can give Hanuma Vihari a chance at number 5 in place of Ajinkya Rahane. 27-year-old Hanuma Vihari has scored 624 runs in 12 Test matches at an average of 32.84. Test specialist Ajinkya Rahane’s run is not taking the name of the end of the drought. Let us tell you that Ajinkya Rahane’s performance in the current Test series against England has been very poor. Rahane scored a total of 28 runs in both the innings in the third Test as well. For Rahane who is constantly flopping, many veterans are discussing to sit him out. Rahane had scored his last century for India in the Melbourne Test on Australia tour last year and since then he has been struggling to score runs consistently. Although he played an innings of 61 runs in the Lord’s Test match in this series against England, but in the very next Test he again proved to be laggy. Former England captain Michael Vaughan has called Ajinkya Rahane a burden on Team India.