Bairstow set to take gloves for unchanged England

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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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In Focus

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?

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Team news

Jonny Bairstow, who had played the Southampton Test as a specialist hitter after fracturing a finger while grabbing the stumps in Trent Bridge, is now in a position to recover the duties of Jos Buttler. England has named an XI unchanged, which means that the retired pair of Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope will be lost.

England : 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Keaton Jennings, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Joe Root (captive), 5 Jonny Bairstow (week), 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jos Buttler, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

Kohli named a team unchanged for successive trials for the first time in Ageas Bowl, but it's time to turn the wheel again. India will probably strengthen its batting with the inclusion of Vihari at the expense of an SUV in Hardik Pandya, which has played all of India's tests in the overseas cycle so far, beginning with its debut in Sri Lanka last year. Jadeja, meanwhile, is likely to play his first test overseas since the SSC game in August 2017.

India (probable): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (week), 7 Hanuma Vihari / Hardik Pandya, 8 Ravindra Jadeja / R Ashwin, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Pitch and conditions

There were some live, green turf on the pitch on the eve of the test match, but it seemed dry underneath, possibly the reason why England chose to stay with two spinners. Expect some of the grass to be released before the throw, allowing the captain to win the throw to make the easy decision to hit first. The weather is likely to be just on the first day, with more cloudy conditions planned later in the game.

Statistics and Trivia

  • Kohli needs 56 runs to make 600 in a series for the fourth time. He needs 88 races to overcome the 631 count of Mohammad Yousuf and hold the record for most races in a series of tests in England.

  • Cook needs a race for 1000 test races at The Oval. After having performed more than 1000 tests on Lord & # 39; s, Cook is in line to become the second player in England, after Graham Gooch, to reach 1000 tests in two different places.

  • Ishant Sharma is four blocks away from becoming the best wicket-taker for India in Tests in England. Kapil Dev currently leads the list with 43 wickets in 13 Tests, while Ishant has 40 wickets in 11 games.

  • Stuart Broad needs four terrains to become the fourth largest wicket-taker possessor among the Test Cricket players. His teammate Anderson, Glenn McGrath, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee are currently ahead of him.

  • The lower order of England (Nos. 7-11) has contributed 697 races in this series compared to India's lower order count of 351.

  • Cook will join Andrew Flintoff, Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers to officially withdraw from international cricket at The Oval.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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