The five-match Test series between India and England is currently tied at 1-1. The fourth match of the series is to be played at ‘The Oval’ from 02 September, for which England has announced its team.
All-rounder Chris Woakes has returned to the 15-man English team.
On the other hand, wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler is not available, Sam Billings has got a chance in his place.
We look forward to seeing Woakes play – Silverwood
England coach Chris Silverwood has said he is delighted to have Chris Woakes back in the Test squad.
Silverwood said, “Wakes has bowled well over the past week without any worries about a heel injury. He is a player that we can use with the ball and with the bat in the middle order. We look forward to seeing him get ready at the Oval.”
Jonny Bairstow will keep wickets – Silverwood
Butler is about to become a father, so he is not available for the fourth Test. In his absence, Jonny Bairstow will take over the responsibility of wicketkeeping.
Silverwood said, “We would like to wish Jose and his family the very best on the birth of their second child. Unfortunately he will not be able to play this Test and then we will see if he returns for the final Test. Jonny Bairstow will be wicketkeeping .
Mark Wood also included in the team
Mark Wood, who missed the third Test due to injury, has been named in the squad. On the other hand, fast bowler Shakib Mahmood has not been selected.
Silverwood said, “Mark Wood is recovering well from his right shoulder injury. He bowled with our bowling coach John Lewis in the middle on the last day at Headingley. For the first time in this series, we are happy with our bowling choices. has been.”
English team for fourth test
Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, David Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Olly Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood .
At present, the series is tied
England had recently leveled the series 1-1 after winning the third Headingley Test of the series by an innings and a huge margin of 76 runs.
Earlier, India had won the second Lord’s Test while the first Test of the series ended in a draw.
The Test at Kennington Oval is going to be important for both the teams in the currently tied series.
At the same time, the fifth Test of the series will be played from 10 September (Manchester).