London: There may be extra for the England crew to rejoice forward of the fourth Take a look at after profitable the third Take a look at towards India at Headingley, Leeds. With the collection properly poised at 1-1, England could be the happier of the 2 sides for the time being with pacer Mark Wooden regaining full health and all-rounder Chris Woakes returning to the squad for the fourth Take a look at, having missed the primary three Assessments of the collection resulting from harm.
Nonetheless, Jos Buttler will miss the sport at Oval subsequent week as his spouse is anticipating their second little one.
Wooden had harm his proper shoulder whereas fielding throughout the second Take a look at at Lord’s whereas Woakes has recovered from the heel harm that saved him out of worldwide cricket because the ODI collection towards Pakistan in July.
Woakes performed a home T20 sport on Friday and will probably be a welcome addition to the squad within the absence of key gamers similar to Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.
Whereas Jonny Bairstow will hold in Buttler’s absence, Sam Billings, who has performed 25 ODIs and 32 T20s, has been introduced in because the reserve wicketkeeper.
“Each of them have come via high quality. Wooden was bowling yesterday morning. He will probably be out there for choice and Woakes has performed so he turns into out there once more,” Silverwood stated a day after England’s series-levelling win over India at Leeds.
Silverwood was additionally requested if Bairstow was up for the job?
“Sure, I’m assured that Jonny can do the job if requested and sure Jonny would wish to do the job if requested. We now have had already had these conversations. He’s joyful to do this,” the coach added.
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Pacer Saqib Mahmood has been ignored of the squad. The fourth Take a look at begins on September 2 on the Oval.
India, alternatively, may go for Ravichandran Ashwin as a substitute of Ishant Sharma because the fourth bowling choice though Shardul Thakur can also be within the fray to take the identical spot. Ravindra Jadeja suffered a knee harm throughout the third Take a look at however reviews counsel that there’s nothing critical and he’ll maintain on to his place for the Oval Take a look at.
England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden.
(With PTI Inputs)
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