India on Cusp of Series Win, England Seeks Redemption in Ranchi Test

India on Cusp of Series Win, England Seeks Redemption in Ranchi Test

India's home dominance is under test once again as they look to secure a series victory over England in the fourth Test beginning Friday in Ranchi. The hosts lead 2-1, but face a reinvigorated England team determined to uphold their aggressive style of play.

India's Rest and Rotation

Resting their pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and with Mohammed Shami sidelined, India turns to Mohammed Siraj and potentially debutant Akash Deep to lead their bowling attack. The pitch, already showing cracks, seems tailor-made for their spin-heavy strategy. While KL Rahul remains out, the recent performances of Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel offer promise in the middle order.

England's Response

England, stung by their heavy defeat in Rajkot, have brought in Ollie Robinson and Shoaib Bashir to bolster their bowling. They remain committed to their aggressive approach, despite questions about its sustainability. Captain Ben Stokes, expected to return with the ball, expressed concerns about the Ranchi pitch's unusual appearance.

Key Points to Watch

  • Can India's young replacements rise to the occasion and secure the series win?
  • Will England's aggressive approach pay dividends on a potentially tricky pitch?
  • How will Stokes' return impact the bowling equation for both sides?

This Ranchi Test promises to be a fascinating battle between India's home advantage and England's unwavering belief in their attacking style. The outcome will not only determine the series winner but also shed light on the future direction of both teams.


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