A lackluster performance in the 4th test especially after taking the lead in the first innings. England will be looking to bounce back in the series to level it at 2-2. England camp would be devastated after what happened at the Oval two days ago. Taking the lead in the first innings and then failing to capitalise on the chances to take wickets. A lot of things swayed away from the english side.
On the other hand the Indian camp is joyous and relieved after a devastating performance in the Leeds test. India managed to bounce back and win the test match against a relentless english that was ready to dismantle them again.
England squad for the final test
India will not be looking to introduce big changes in the squad before locking horns with England for the final test at Old Trafford. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler and left-arm spinner Jack Leech have been roped in by England for the final test.
The last Test of the series between India and England will be played in Manchester from September 10. For both the groups, this challenge will be something big. India will go all guns blazing to win the match whereas England will look to avoid a famous loss. It’s a task for team India to figure out how to dominate the game and make history by sealing the series 3-1.
Batsman Sam Billings has been sent back to play county cricket. Buttler, who was out of the fourth Test in light of the introduction of his second child, will be seen playing in the last Test. England lost the fourth Test against India by 157 runs. With this huge win, India have taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. England need to dominate the last game to even out the series.
England Squad Details:
Joe Root (Captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Ronnie Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Karen, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leech, David Malan, Craig Overtone, Oli Pope, Oli Robinson, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.