Indian coach Ravi Shastri’s claim that the current team has been the best travelling side in the last 15 years may not hold true with the Virat Kohli-led side now losing back-to-back overseas series (South Africa and England), but the counter to that will be the fight put up by India.

While they made it 1-2 with a win against South Africa in the final Test at Johannesburg earlier this year, India will now be aiming for another consolation win at the Kia Oval, the venue for the fifth and the final Test against England, hoping to end the series on a high and a respectable scoreline of 2-3.

However, India have played 12 matches at the Kia Oval losing four and drawing seven. Their only win came way back in 1971 courtesy off spinner BS Chandrasekhar’s 6 for 38 in the second innings.

For England, despite claiming the series, the match holds a certain importance as they would look to retire England legend Alastair Cook with a memorable win.