India’s journey in the Test series against England started off in the worst possible way as they lost the first two Tests at Edgbaston and Lord’s.
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However they came back strongly in the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham and would love to level the series in the fourth Test which is scheduled to begin from August 30 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Virat Kohli and Co. have plenty of work at hand if they are to win the Test series. In the 2014 tour, the lost the Test in this venue and would like to turn their fortunes in this series.
Meanwhile reports from ESPNCricinfo have suggested that India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been declared fit to play the fourth Test.
The spinner from Tamil Nadu had suffered from a groin injury which he received in the third Test and looked in clear discomfort throughout the match.
He bowled only one over in the first innings and came back again in the second innings where he ended with impressive figures of 22.5-8-44-1.
The solitary wicket was that of James Anderson, which was the last wicket of England’s innings, which he picked and ended the formalities in the fifth day’s morning.
India got a seven-day break in between the third and fourth Test which worked wonders for the ace spinner. He did not bowl a single delivery on Monday and stayed away from the fielding practice as well to heal himself.
He hit the nets on Tuesday which relieved the entire team management. India are currently 1-2 down and will need all their guns to win the last two fixtures and win the series.