|England v India 2014|
ScheduleFriday, 15 August 2014 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 15:30 IST
VenueKennington Oval, London
The Englishmen got back their rhythm and proved their supremacy by winning the second consecutive Test against India at Old Trafford, Manchester. Earlier, the visitors defeated the home side in the second Test at Lord’s by five wickets. England came back in the series by winning the third one and extended their lead to 2-1 in the fourth match. The deciding fifth Test will be played at Kennington Oval and both teams will fight hard to win that game.
Ian Bell, Joe Root and Jos Buttler hit fifties in the previous game while Gary Ballance and his skipper, Alastair Cook, are in dangerous mood. Stuart Broad broke the back of the Indian batting by grabbing six wickets in the first innings whereas James Anderson and Moeen Ali are unplayable bowlers.
MS Dhoni was the only Batsman who scored fifty plus runs in the fourth Test, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are among runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fighting well as an all-rounder while Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Aaron are trying to bowl according to the line and length.
Friday, August 15 – Tuesday August 19, 2014 @ 10:00 GMT, 11:00 local at Kennington Oval, London.
Mostly sunny with the temperatures around 11-22ᵒC.
The winner will prefer to bat first
The wicket will be suitable for bowlers and especially pacers can disturb the batsmen.
England – Alastair Cook (C), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Ben Stokes.
India – MS Dhoni (C), Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pankaj Singh, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami.
England can win the series at 3-1.