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The fourth and final Test between India and England will start in Ahmedabad from tomorrow, March 4. India currently lead 2–1 in the 4-Test series. The last Test team is going to be very important for India. If India wins or draws this Test, it will reach the final of the ICC World Test Championship to be held in June.
If Team India loses, the WTC will lose their place in the finals along with the series. In such a situation, the Australian team will qualify for the finals with a better point percent. Along with this, Team India also has the chance to become the most successful team in the ICC World Test Championship. India has so far won a total of 11 out of 16 matches in 6 Test series and lost 4, while England has won 11 out of 20 and lost 6.
Kohli will match Dhoni’s record
In this Test, Virat Kohli would also like to have several records to his name. With the fourth Test, Virat Mahendra Singh will equal Dhoni’s record of captaincy in most matches. This will be Virat’s 60th Test as captain. Dhoni has also captained Team India in the same test. Out of this, he has won Team India in 35 Tests. If they win the next Test, they will match former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd’s record for the most Test wins. He would come in at number four with Lloyd in this case.
Kohli will break Ponting’s record
If Kohli hits a century in the fourth Test, he will break the record for most centuries in international cricket as Ponting’s captain. This is a record that fans have been waiting for for the past 15 months. Ponting-Kohli’s names are 41-41 centuries.
Ashwin and Akshar will take over the command of spin
India can also enter this Test with the combination of 2 fast bowlers and 3 spinners as in the previous match. The spinner will be commanded once again by Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel. At the same time, Kuldeep can be included in place of Washington Sundar as the third spinner.
Siraj may get a chance in the absence of Bumrah
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah in fast bowling, Mohammad Siraj may get a chance. It will be seen whether Shubman Gill is given a chance to do anything special as an opener. Mayank Agarwal can be included in the team in his place.
England would like to change the expectations of India’s WTC
At the same time, the England team will come down to save the honor. The team’s batting has been very poor after winning the first Test. On the spinning track in the second and third Test at Motera in Chennai, the batsmen of the English team knelt before Ashwin and Akshar. No batsman other than Jack Crawley could play well in Motera. In such a situation, the team would like to unite and turn water on the journey of India to the WTC in the fourth Test.
England can enter the test with 2 specialist spinners
The England team would not like to repeat the mistake of the previous Test in this Test. In the last Test, England had landed with just 1 spinner. Captain Joe Root had to bowl himself and took 5 wickets in the first innings. In this test England would like to include Dom Bess in the playing-11. Bess bowled well in the first Test in Chennai. At the same time, Stuart Broad can be shown the way out.
India’s probable playing-11
Shubman Gill / Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar / Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj
England’s possible playing-11
Dominic Sibley, Jack Crawley, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Allie Pope, Ben Stokes, Ben Fox (wicketkeeper), Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Joffra Archer, James Anderson
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather will be clear in Ahmedabad for the next 5 days. The highest temperature is likely to be 38 ° C and the lowest is 19 ° C. Matches can be played on a batting pitch. Where there can be a 5-day game. There will also be a chance of a draw in it. Anyway, India is facing criticism for making a spin pitch.
Spinners and batsmen will help match on the pitch
An official of the Gujarat Cricket Association said, ‘There are 11 pitches (5 red and 6 black soil) in the Narendra Modi Stadium. The Day-Night Test pitch was played at number-5, which was made of red clay. From the very first day, the dust started blowing on the pitch and the match did not even run for 6 sessions. However, the last test pitch will be played at number-4. It has been marked. This pitch is made of red clay, where the batsmen along with the spinners will also be of great help.