After the first three tests, the series has been one of the best series in terms of antincipation with the series nicely poised at 1-1. After the defeat in the 3rd test the Indians would be eager to get their series back on track and the English would want to keep their momentum going and taking a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series

Here’s a look at the Five players to be watched out for in the 4th test –

1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

Before the start of the series, and more so during the series, expectations have been very high on Bhuvneshwar Kumar which he has lived up to so far. The surprising part has been his batting with his technique seeming better than some top order batsmen. He stands as third highest run scorer with bat and highest wicket taker with the ball for India. 

2. James Anderson:

Been part of a ugly controversy, Anderson will now look to focus on his game. England’s highest wicket taker this series, he now will be waiting to do the same to India at his home ground, Old Trafford, Manchester.

3. Virat Kohli:

Been considered as the best Indian batsman, Virat Kohli has been one of the poorest performers till now. England has been explioting Kohli’s weakness and making him play the ball outside off stump. He has been working hard over his lost form but hasn’t quite hit top gear yet. Now, its time for him to ensure his presence is felt by scoring big in the fourth test.

4. Alastair Cook:

The third test win brings the broadest of smiles to Cook as he finally came into some batting form. Scoring two fifties in the previous game, one been 95 and decided to play a quick innings in the second which he will make more happier than his team’s swing.

5. Cheteshwar Pujara:

One of the most reliable batsman in the present team, Pujara hasn’t lived up to his mark. He has been failing after getiing those starts and ending up before making it a bigger one. However, he has shown some decent defensive play and now he needs to score some runs and regain his touch.

    Cricket Statistician and Journalist. Love to churn out facts and stats. Member of the Society of Cricket Statisticians of India (SCSI).

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