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Aug 7, 2014
Ever since the Trent Bridge Test, India and England are moving in to their next match with a little dose of controversy to pump up the excitement. With the matter almost laid to rest, an Indian side with injury concerns takes on England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. The momentum is clearly with the hosts having inflicted a thumping defeat over the MS Dhoni-led side. While the defeat at Southampton was an abject surrender, India haven’t performed as badly this series as they did in the third Test. Catch the Live Scorecard of the match here
But their concerns stems from injury concerns to those who made the difference early in the series. While Ishant Sharma has been ruled out, there are still concerns overBhuvneshwar Kumar’s fitness. A lot is happening in the Indian camp and a few changes can certainly be expected. The first of the few could be right at the top with an out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan making way for the experienced Gautam Gambhir.
With Ishant out, Pankaj Singh could get another shot at overturning the horrible debut a week ago. The focus will be on getting Bhuvneshwar fit. Mohammed Shami though is having a tough time in England and needs to take the onus with the new ball. Another key change expected is that of Ravichandran Ashwin. He has been on the sidelines for a fairly long time. While his selection seems certain, it’s interesting to see who sits out – Rohit Sharma or Ravindra Jadeja
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