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the series is dead now, but this is by no means the most unpleasant of dead rubbers. Alastair Cook, who made his debut in the test against India in 2006, is ready to withdraw from international cricket against the same team. Since the retirement of Andrew Strauss, in 2012, the selectors of England have been searching tirelessly for the other starter. Post-Oval, your problems will double. And what about the reluctance of Joe Root to hit the No. 3? Word has it, Moeen Ali will continue at The Oval all at once.
India's higher order is also not in good shape. KL Rahul has not produced a note innings and has been as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs against the inswinger. He has been fired thrown or lbw in six of his eight test entries here. Shikhar Dhawan has shown greater restraint abroad, and has moved to double figures in each of his six innings, but has not exceeded 44. So, will Prithvi Shaw, 18, who has been accumulating races and records? in national parties? Cricket games and A, make their international debut in The Oval?
Visitors could also be pondering giving a debut to Andhra's hitter Hanuma Vihari, who, like Shaw, has been prolific in domestic cricket and has the experience of playing cricket in England. And if the net session on Wednesday is something to go through, Ravindra Jadeja could get her first international touring game, instead of Ashwin.
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Sam Curran has played only five innings in this series, but only Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler have done more races than him. Most of Curran's 251 races have come when his team has been in a mess. His fiery 65-ball 63 dragged England from 86 for 6 to 180 in Birmingham and performed a similar rescue act with the bat in England's series win at Southampton. As for his bowling, he has found a strong blow to the righties of India, his uncomfortable angle makes things even more difficult for hitters. Whatever happens at The Oval, Curran will possibly be remembered as England's summer player.
Undoubtedly, Virat Kohli has been the summer player of India. Having driven only 134 runs in 10 innings in 2014, while he had left with James Anderson four times, the Indian captain has stepped on the other foot four years later, with 544 runs so far in two innings less . And he has not been fired by Anderson in this series, although all the other players in England have overwhelmed him. Kohli v Anderson: who will win round five?