The 4th Test match between the Indian cricket team and the England cricket team has got underway in London now. The Kennington Oval is playing host to the penultimate Test match of India vs England Test series. Currently, both teams have won one Test match each, and there are two more matches remaining in the series.
Many fans believe this is Team India’s best chance to win a series on English soil. At least winning one more Test in the series will ensure that England does not win this one. The 4th Test’s toss happened a few minutes ago. Home captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl first. Both teams have made a few changes to their team from the Headingley Test playing XI.
IND vs. ENG 2021, 4th Test – Playing 11s of India and England for the Kennington Oval Test match
The Indian cricket team has made two changes to their playing XI. They have left out the duo of Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami and added the duo of Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav to the playing XI. Meanwhile, the England cricket team has also made a couple of changes to the playing XI. England captain Joe Root mentioned at the toss that Sam Curran has been replaced by Chris Woakes. Also, Ollie Pope came in for Jos Buttler. Here is the playing 11 of both teams.
Team India playing 11 for 4th Test: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
England playing 11 for 4th Test: Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-keeper), Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali (Vice-Captain), Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson.
Who are the umpires in the fourth Test between India and England?
The two on-field umpires for the ongoing Test match between India and England are Alex Wharf and Richard Illingworth.
Michael Gough is the 3rd umpire for the Kennington Oval Test, while Chris Broad is the match referee. You can follow the live scorecard of India vs England 4th Test match right here.