It’s battle of the cricketing big guns with the fourth test match of England v India. It’s been a long, tough time for cricketers on both teams as England has taken on India from 3rd July 2018 – in test matches that will run through to 7th September. It got off to a bit of a rough start with England, as the first test saw us lose by 8 wickets. However, it wasn’t too long before we pulled it back and won the next. India then took the lead again. So far India have on four of the test matches, England have won 5… and one has been drawn. So with 2 left to go, there’s still everything for both teams to play for.
|3rd July||England v India 1st T20I||Old Trafford, Manchester||India won by 8 wkts||18.30|
|6th July||England v India 2nd T20I||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||England won by 5 wkts||18.30|
|8th July||England v India 3rd T20I||County Ground, Bristol||India won by 7 wkts||15.00|
|12th July||England v India 1st ODI||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||India won by 8 wkts||13.30|
|14th July||England v India 2nd ODI||Lord’s London||England won by 86 runs||12.00|
|17th July||England v India 3rd ODI||Headingley, Leeds||England won by 8 wkts||13.30|
|25th-27th July||Essex v India 3 day practice match||County Ground, Chelmsford||Match Drawn||12.00|
|1st – 5th Aug||England v India 1st Test||Edgbaston, Birmingham||England won by 31 runs||12.00|
|9th-13th Aug||England v India 2nd Test||Lord’s London||England won by 1 innings and 159 runs||12.00|
|18th-22nd Aug||England v India 3rd Test||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||India won by 203 runs||12.00|
|30th Aug – 3rd Sept||England v India 4th Test||The Rose Bowl, S’ton||TBC||12.00|
|7th-11th Sept||England v India 5th Test||Kennington Oval, London||TBC||12.00|
So, with all the scores looking pretty even… anything could happen in the final two tests. India has just won the last test and England really are looking to pull it back. Because of this, the odds on the winner of the next test are very varied. Here are the best odds for the fourth test…
However, to make accurate predictions on who might win, knowing the most important stats is incredibly important – as the previous test results really don’t give much away. So far it’s India’s Virat Kohli who has stolen the show – having scored a total of 440 runs, with an average of 73.33. He’s way ou in the frony of the night highest – Johnny Bairstow, who has scored 206 runs with an average of 41.20.
However, on the other side, it is the English player, James Anderson, who has the best bowling stats. India’s Hardik Panya comes a close second and this is followed by his team mate, Ishant Sharma.
Top Tables Batting
Highest Individual Scores
Top Tables Bowling
Best Bowling Figures
Obviously, it’s very important to know who is part of the squad for the fourth and fifth tests. So, here are the team sheets for both teams:
Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari
Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, James Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes.
England v India Prediction
Taking all of this into account, it’s clear it will be a tough test match. India have great stats in the lead up and won the previous test; however, England won the first two, so they will be looking to make it a 3-1 lead. We reckon that they will do it again… just. If James Anderson can keep his bowling form and Chris Woakes can keep up his impressive batting average, victory could be ours.
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