England vs India Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of the 4th Test match.
ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Preview:
England and India are set to face each other in the fourth Test at Kennington Oval, London, starting Thursday (Sept 2).
Following the innings and 76 runs defeat against England in the third Test, Team India will be under the pump to bounce back hard in the series. The visiting side lost 8 wickets in the opening session on day 4 as England leveled the 5 match-series 1-1 with 2 matches to go. Kennington Oval stadium in London will host the fourth Test, starting from September 02, Thursday. India has played 13 matches here and has won just one game. It has lost five times while seven games have been draws. The last time India played here was in 2018 when it lost the match by 118 runs.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s form and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s probable inclusion will be in focus as India looks to move on from their Leeds debacle when they take on a stronger England team in the fourth Test at the Oval starting Thursday. The high of an inspirational victory at the Lord’s was followed by back-to-back batting debacles at Headingley and the penultimate game at Oval would certainly have an impact on both sides as the series heads towards its business end.
Pujara might have redeemed himself with a knock of 91 which was high on “intent quotient” but the same can’t be said about Rahane, whose form is shaky despite a crucial 61 in the second innings at the Lord’s.
James Anderson was the star performer again for the home side with his 3/6 performance. Overton also picked three wickets. During the second inning, England made a very healthy lead of 354 runs. Joe Root scored his third hundred (121) and Hameed(68), Malan(77), Burns(61) also scored half-centuries. Player of the Match Ollie Robinson was the pick of the England bowlers, with two wickets in the first innings and a five-wicket haul in the second.
Mark Wood has reportedly returned to full fitness and will be in contention for a spot in the playing XI. India, meanwhile, have received an injury scare, with Jadeja taking a precautionary knee scan.
With the series level at 1-1, we’re likely to get a cracker of an encounter at the Kennington Oval.
ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Details:
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date & Time : Sep 2 – Sep 6, at 03:30 PM IST
Live Score: Cricketaddictor
ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Pitch Report:
A venue that has great historic value to English as the first-ever venue to host a Test match in the UK. The pitch is known for being batsmen friendly for the first two days and the conditions then tilt in favor of the pacers. Said that playing out the first session of Day 1 will be the tricky part and the team winning the toss should be looking to bat first but make sure the openers play out the first session without any damage.
Average scores as per innings :
|Average 1st Inns scores||348|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||305|
|Average 3rd Inns scores||235|
|Average 4th Inns scores||156|
ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Injury Update:
England fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test match against India due to a jarred right shoulder.
ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Probable Playing XIs:
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow(wk), Ollie Pope/ Daniel Lawrence, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood/Craig Overton, James Anderson
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja/ Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Picks for ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Joe Root is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from England. He has smashed 8714 runs and also picked 38 wickets in his 105 matches Test career so far. England’s batting will rely heavily on him. Joe Root came up with crucial knocks of 64 runs in the first Test, including a match-defining century(109) in the second innings.
Played a magnificent innings of unbeaten 180 in the first innings of the second test. Root is the leading scorer of the series with 507 runs in 5 innings including three hundreds. Joe Root is an obvious pick from the batting section.
Jonny Bairstow is the second top scorer for England. Scored 147 runs in five innings so far.
Sam Curran is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer from England. He has marked 744 runs and picked up 44 wickets in his 21 matches Test career so far. The all-rounder will have greater commitments in this series. He managed to score 74 runs and picked up three wickets. Not much impressive.
James Anderson – England’s specialist test-pacer James Anderson was the top wicket-taker in the 5-match Test series in 2018 with 24 wickets to his name. He picked up 626 wickets in his Test career. He is the only pacer performing regularly. Scalped 13 wickets in three test matches so far.
Ollie Robinson scalped 5 wickets in the opening Test match. Is the second leading wicket-taker for England with 9 wickets in 2 test matches. Scalped 7 wickets in 3rd test match including five wickets haul to makes his tally to 16 in this series.
Virat Kohli – The India skipper was the leading run-scorer on the 2018 tour. Kohli amassed 593 runs in 10 innings at an average of 59.30, including 2 hundred. Scored his first fifty in this series in the previous game. Managed to score 124 runs in 6 innings so far.
Ajinkya Rahane has 4647 runs under his belt in 125 innings. Scored 620 runs in 22 innings against England. Played an important knock of 61 runs in the second innings of the 2nd test to get back India into the match.
KL Rahul completed 2000 runs in 60 innings. Can be a good option for a fantasy team. Mustered 110 runs in 1st test including a magnificent knock of 84 runs. He is the second-leading scorer of the series and top scorer for India. Mustered 252 runs in six innings.
Rohit Sharma is a right-handed batsman from India who opens the innings for them. He has smacked 2679 runs in his 29 matches Test career so far. He will be given the responsibility of helping his team with an excellent start here. He is the second-leading scorer in the Indian squad with 230 runs in three test matches.
Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from India. He has stacked 1985 runs and grabbed 221 wickets in his 52 matches Test career so far and can come in handy once again. Scored a crucial half-century in 1st innings. Managed to score 133 runs and took two wickets in this series so far.
Ishant Sharma is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from India. He has scalped 311 wickets in his 103 matches Test career so far. Most experienced bowler in the Indian squad. He will be the player to watch out for in this match.
Jasprit Bumrah scalped 9 wickets in 1st test. Is the leading wicket-taker for India. Scalped 14 wickets in three matches so far.
Mohammed Siraj has been impressive and aggressive throughout the series. He is the second leading wicket-taker in this series with 13 wickets.
ENG vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
ENG vs IND Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Joe Root, James Anderson
Vice-Captain – Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:
Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Joe Root (c), Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Dawid Malan
All-rounders – Chris Woakes(vc), Moeen Ali
Bowlers – James Anderson, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ollie Robinson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs IND Dream11 Team:
Wicket-keepers – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Joe Root, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Dawid Malan
All-rounders – Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – James Anderson (c), Ollie Robinson(vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
ENG vs IND 4th Test Match Probable Winner:
England is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.