India vs England 4th Test(30-08-2018) Match Preview
India vs England 4th Test 30 Aug 2018, After defeating England by a huge margin of 203 runs, India are hoping to bounce back in the five-match series with the acquired momentum. After losing back to back two test matches, India got this dramatic win over England in the Nottingham test match.
India vs England 4th Test
With the five-match series standing at 2-1, India will be hoping to level it by winning the fourth fixture with the same performances of their batsmen and bowlers.
The fourth test between India and England is scheduled to be held from August 30 to 3rd September at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
England looked more dominant than India in this ongoing test series. But India’s win in the 3rd test will surely provide them with a requisite boost and confidence, that will make the 4th test a very interesting and deciding close encounter.
Both teams have faced each other just once at the Rose Bowl in the longest format of the game with England emerging victorious by 266 runs.
The performances of batsmen and bowlers in the 3rd match were worth remembering. Having faced a daring challenge from the English pacers, team India managed to score more than 300 runs in both innings of the Nottingham test and proved that the Indian batsmen are not afraid either of the English pitches or the swinging deliveries.
According to the cricket experts, Partnerships will be the key element in the 4th test match. Spending time on the field and having good partnerships can be the winning factor for both the teams.
In the 3rdtest, the partnership between vice-captain Ajinkya and captain Kohli was the key. Both of them were playing excellent cricket shots with so much ease. They were dominating the innings, that the others batsmen were having a confidence boost in them.
India is gearing up for the 4th test after defeating the English Brigade at Trent Bridge. They have a good batting and bowling for next two matches from the clutches of the England team.
Two new players Prithvi Shaw and HanumaVihari have been included in the squad for the last two Test matches. But skipper Virat Kohli might not want to tinker with the winning combination for now and give them a chance.
Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter in this series for India acquiring 440 runs including 2 centuries.
Indian bowlers namely Ishant Sharma, JaspritBumrah, Mohammad Shami, and part-timer Hardik Pandya have given the English batsmen a hard time on the field.
England will be hoping to bounce back and take revenge for their defeat to India in the next match. Jos Butler cracked a brilliant century in the final innings of the 3rd test. He also shared a massive 169 run partnership with Ben Stokes which gave the Indians a sense of defeat.
India vs England 4th Test: With the ball, James Anderson and Stuart Broad have provided many breakthroughs for England. Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes have also played their part in the series very efficiently.