India won the third ODI at Manchester © AFP
India won the third ODI at Nottingham © Getty Images

Sep 1, 2014

India trained indoors due to heavy rains ahead of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against England at Edgbaston. The visitors are currently leading the five-match series 2-0.


India would back their winning combination and wouldn’t want to make changes. Rohit Sharma’s injury paved the way for Ambati Rayudu to get back into the side. He made that count with a good innings in the third ODI and will hold on to his spot in the middle. Suresh Raina will be India’s in-form batsman in the middle-order with two good scores behind him. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja would complete the batting order.

Dhoni may be a bit worried about Shikhar Dhawan’s form at the top, but should persist with him as the opener. Ajinkya Rahane started off very well and will continue to open the batting with Dhawan. Virat Kohli was getting back into form before a moment of indiscretion got the better of him. The batting does look in much better shape after two good performances. The bowling attack should remain the same. Mohit Sharma was seen hobbling off the field during the last game and in case he isn’t available, India could pick Umesh Yadav.

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