India vs England 4th Test: The five-match Test series being played between India and England has come to a very exciting turn. Team India won the second Test after the first Test of the series was drawn, but England won the third Test to level the series 1-1. Now whichever team wins the fourth Test, it will be free from the fear of losing the series.
India had a very mediocre performance in the third Test. Team India, which won at Lord’s, was all out for just 78 runs in Headingley’s first innings at Leeds. At the same time, on the fourth day also, India lost its eight wickets for just 63 runs. Due to this, India had to face defeat by an innings and 76 runs in Leeds.
After this defeat of India, everyone is demanding a change in Team India. However, if captain Kohli has to register a win in the fourth Test, then he will have to take many big decisions, as the current England team was completely dominated by Team India in the third Test.
Captain Kohli will have to make three changes
1- If captain Virat Kohli wants to register a win in the fourth Test, then he will have to make three changes in the playing XI. In view of the conditions in England, he will have to leave Ishant Sharma’s team. In his place, Shardul Thakur can be given a chance. Because Shardul gets a natural swing in the air. Apart from this, he can also contribute for the team with the bat.
2- Apart from this, the team also needs star off-spinner R Ashwin. Ashwin had performed brilliantly in the final of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand on a pitch favored by fast bowlers. Despite this, he was not given a place in the team in the first three Tests. Everyone is shocked by this decision of the captain and the team management. The pitch at The Oval will be very dry. In such a situation, Team India will need Ashwin there.
3- With this, captain Kohli will have to take a big decision. Kohli has called Suryakumar Yadav directly from Sri Lanka to England by requesting BCCI. Considering the form in which Suryakumar is in, it would be a wrong decision not to include him in the team in the fourth Test. However, if Suryakumar does enter the team, then either Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane may have to show the way out. Because after the loss in the third Test, captain Kohli has made it clear that he is not in favor of playing an extra batsman. His main aim is to take 20 wickets. In such a situation, Suryakumar can be given a chance in place of Rahane. Apart from this, wicketkeeping can also be done from KL Rahul by resting Rishabh Pant and in place of Pant, Suryakumar can be entered in the team.