AHMADABAD: India and England fans should have one prayer in mind when they play the final Test at the new stadium in Motera today: ‘Wouldn’t this match be over in 2 days?’ The spin wicket is expected to be the same, but there are indications that Motera will have a wicket that will provide some support to the batsmen. It will be available live on Star Sports channels from 9.30 am. India leads the series 2–1. Even if the Test ends in a draw, India can still win the series.
At least the balance is enough
Even if the draw is enough to qualify for the World Test Championship final, India will be looking for victory. Captain Virat Kohli will take on England ahead of spinners Akshar Patel and R Ashwin. India expect good performance from the batting line-up. England will be aiming for a win in the 3rd Test to ease the fatigue of a heavy defeat. If England beat India, it will pave the way for Australia to reach the final.
Ishant Sharma will be joined by Umesh Yadav or Mohammad Sirajo as Jaspreet Bumrah has been rested. No other changes are possible in the Indian line-up. In addition to Jack Leach, England are likely to play a spinner. It is all but certain that spinner Dom Base will be given a chance to avoid pacer Stuart Broad.
If he takes 5 wickets here, Indian spinner R Ashwin can surpass West Indies’ Courtley Ambrose (405) in Test cricket’s wicket-takers list with 406 wickets. Ashwin now has 401 wickets.
. Kohli will match MS Dhoni’s record of captaining India in most matches in Test cricket (60) in today’s match. Kohli (59) is currently ranked 7th in the list of captains in most Tests.
‘There is nothing wrong with the pitch, the venue for the Pink Test in Motera. The poor batting of the teams caused the match to end quickly. There is no point in blaming the pitch. ‘ – Virat Kohli (Indian captain)
A setback for Australia
South Africa’s complaint that Australia’s hopes of reaching the World Test Championship final if England wins the final Test against India. Australia postpone three-match Test series against South Africa South Africa has lodged a complaint with the ICC against this. They want Australia to make up for their financial loss and cut their points in the championship. The Kangaroos will not be able to play in the final even if England win against India if the ICC reduces Australia’s points due to complaints.
English Summary: India – England 4th test match