India vs England: 4th Test Match. England skipper Joe Root led his team from the front to a brilliant comeback against India in the third test match. The hosts won the match by an innings and 76 runs, to level the five-match Test series 1-1.
England outplayed India entirely at Headingley. After losing the toss, England bowlers put up a spirited performance to bowl India out for a 78 on the board. England also shone with the bat in their hand. Team England put on 432 and gained a massive first-innings lead of 354 runs. While in response, the Indian batting line-up tried to offer some resistance. They all collapsed to 278 runs, handing England a victory.
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However, Indian players were hurt after the team lost the third match only on Day 4 after two awful batting collapses on Day 1 and Day 4. Team India got bowled out for 78 in first innings. While in second innings they lost their last 8 wickets for 60 odd runs. While the change in batting lineup is highly unlikely. There would be definitely some changes in bowling department to give pacers some rest.
Hosts are pumped up and high on confidence after a stunning team effort in Headingley. In first two test matches, skipper Joe Root was carrying the batting. But in third test match almost every batter contributed alongside skipper Root. Moreover, England have added Chris Woakes into the squad for this match and he will add value to both batting and bowling unit.
Possible playing XI:
India: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
England: Joe Root (C), Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson