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England vs India, ENG vs IND, Today Match Prediction 02 September 2021

Kennington Oval, London, England

210/10 in 92.2


466/10 in 148.2

3.14 Star

Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bowl first

India beat England by 157 runs

India eye a strong comeback against England at The Oval

  • Host England registered a comprehensive win over India in the third Test played at Headingley.
  • Joe Root and Ollie Robinson was the standout performer for England in the third Test.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma put in credible performances for India in the third Test.

Expect England to register a thumping win over India and take 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series.

Tournament: India tour of England, 2021 | Format: TEST | Venue: Kennington Oval, London, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Host England will be looking to maintain their winning momentum when they take on India in the fourth Test series at Kennington Oval in London from Thursday.

The bowlers put in splendid performance to help England register a comprehensive win over India in the third game of the series. With this result, England have managed to level the four-match Test series. Skipper Joe Root will once again assess the pitch conditions and look to select their strongest combination for the fourth Test.

For India, it will be another opportunity to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous Test. Experienced players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have to come to the party with the bat in this contest.

England Preview

The home side might rest either James Anderson or Ollie Robinson for this fourth Test. Pacer Mark Wood has fully recovered from shoulder injury and will be available for selection.

For England, the onus will be on the likes of opener Rory Burns, Captain Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to provide the bulk of the runs. There is no doubt that Joe Root has been in exceptional form with the bat in this Test series. With 507 runs at an average of 126.75, Joe Root will be looking to deliver another big innings for England at The Oval.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson and Craig Overton to make crucial breakthroughs. Jack Leach might come in as a lone spinner in the playing XI.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dawid Malan, Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, James Anderson/Chris Woakes, Jack Leach.

England Actual Playing XI:

Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, CR Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns, Dawid Malan

India Preview

The home side might two changes to their playing XI by bringing in Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav and Ravi Ashwin and in place of Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami.

With 252 runs in six innings at an average of 42.00, there is no doubt that swashbuckling opener Lokesh Rahul as been in-form player in the batting department. Surprisingly, Virat Kohli has been below-par with the  bat along with senior players like Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara.

For India to make a strong come back, the likes of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant have to deliver notable contributions with the bat at The Oval. The Team management will be hoping that the likes of Kohli, Pujara and Pant can get back amongst the runs in this fourth Test.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravi Ashwin to make crucial breakthroughs.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav

India Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma

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4.21 k/h
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4.11 k/h
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4.35 k/h
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3.99 k/h
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3.28 k/h
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Weather Conditions

With bright and sunny expected for the Test match, the surface is expected to be good for bating with some assistance for bowlers with the new-ball.

Venue Details

Kennington Oval in London is going to host the fourth game the Test series between India and England.

England will take heart from the fact that they have won their last three Test matches against India at The Oval.

Toss: To Bowl

With the pitch expected to be batsmen friendly, both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this pitch. Average first innings score at The Oval is around 348 runs.

Host England will be favorites to win the fourth Test against India. With likes of Joe Root, Ollie Robinson and Rory Burns in splendid form, England will be hoping to deliver another pitch-perfect performance in this fixture.

On the other hand, India will need to overcome their batting woes to get a positive result out of this game.

Expect England to register a thumping win over India and take 2-1 lead in the five-match Test series.


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Author: Shoaib Z.