IND vs ENG 4th Test Day 1 Highlights today Thursday, 9-2-2021 – 4th Test, India tour of England from Kennington Oval, London.
Joe Root won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Joe Root: “Feels like a nice morning for bowling, make inroads like at Headingley.” Woakes and Pope are in, for Buttler and Curran. “Chris is a very experienced player who knows his own body well. Excited to see him back here.” On being the No.1 batter: “Very nice and something to be proud of, but has no standing in this game.”
Virat Kohli would have bowled first and confirmed the two changes. No Ashwin still. “England has four left-handers, so a good match-up for Jadeja, with our seamers bowling over the wicket.” Also factors in his balance at No.7. “The opening partnership has been amazing for us, it’s about getting together as batsmen. A few days left on this tour, the series is poised beautifully, and no shortage of effort, for sure.”
India team: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Craig Overton, 10 Ollie Robinson, 11 James Anderson.