INDIA vs ENGLAND 4th TEST 2018 – COMPLETE PREVIEW, VENUE, REPLACEMENTS

The Indian team after its smashing comeback after devastating first two tests is now on the clouds nine and high on the morale. The elegance of Virat with the bat, the precision of Hardik Pandya with the red ball and clinical glove work of the debutant Rishab Pant behind the stumps were the highlights of the victorious Indian team in the Third test at the Trent Bridge.
 
Can the team ride on its momentum and inspiration to win the 4th to make it level back at 2-2!! Let’s find out some prediction, stats and number to predict what happens at Nottingham this Thursday. After a humiliation in the first two tests the young Indian team gave a befitting reply to the English in the third test to show what they are.
 
Some of the credit goes to Hardik Pandya and his magic which he created with his maiden 5-for, some to Virat, some to Pant and the rest to the brilliant cricket which the team played to win the test.
 
But still then there have been may lacks in the team which could not go unnoticed even by the win. The 6 single digits scores of Murali Vijay in the six innings was one of the greatest woes for the team. Failure of Kuldeep Yadav after he was able to pick only one wicket in all he bowled only worried the team management. 
 
Injuries after and within the teat also add to the worries for the management. Injured Ravichandran Ashwin who is most probably to miss the 4th test and as well as Virat Kohli who is suffering from back injury which was thought to be serious after he completely kept off field in the last day of the previous test.
 
The management has been quick enough to call up replacements for some of the underperforming as well as injured players. The previous U19 India captain Prithvi Shaw has been called up as a replacement for Murali Vijay and Hanuma Vihari in place of Kuldeep Yadav as both of them get their maiden Test call-ups.
 
The only instance when a team won a 5 match test series after trailing 0-2 was way back in 1936. A lethal Australian team under the captainship of Sir Don Bradman won a series by trailing 0-2. No doubt Virat has the potential as well as a team behind him to rewrite the history. By winning the last test in a dominating fashion he has shown a light of hope to the Indian fans.
Tanmaya Nanda

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A cricket fanatic; Tanmaya Nanda is a BSc Botany (hons) student. Right from his childhood he had a great interest in writing and being a cricket fan. He has now started to write articles about cricket. He is also the co-founder of CRICK ACADEMY and one of the contributors for the blog.

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