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India vs England: WTC qualification, H2H numbers and other stats that matter ahead of 4th Test
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India vs England: WTC qualification, H2H numbers and other stats that matter ahead of 4th Test

The stakes, as always, are high for a contest in whites! The fourth Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad would see Joe Root and his men try and get the basics right to stay in the game and stun the host with another fight-back to obstruct its way to the World Test Championship (WTC) final.While India would want to win the series 3-1, a draw against England will be enough for Virat Kohli's men to qualify for the inaugural five-day final.As for the visitor, it will have the backing of arch-rival Australia for quelling India, for that could see Tim Paine and Co. qualifying for July's WTC final.Here are some numbers you need to know before the final Test of the series gets underway on Thursday:India will seal its place in the WTC final at Lord’s against ...
India vs England – Jack Leach: Pink Ball a different challenge, I will be ready – Cricket News – Sportstar
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India vs England – Jack Leach: Pink Ball a different challenge, I will be ready – Cricket News – Sportstar

England's lead spinner Jack Leach says he is ready for a new role as the day/night pink ball Test against India looks set to bring the seamers back into the forefront after the tweakers' domination in the first two matches.The third Test of the four-match series, that is levelled at 1-1, will be played at the refurbished Motera Stadium here from Wednesday.Leach is aware that with the pink ball, which tends to move around a lot more than the traditional red cherry, his role could change over the next few days."We want to be adaptable, we feel like we've got all bases covered in our squad so I think it's going to be a fascinating Test match if the ball is moving around, and if so, it might be a slightly different role for me," Leach wrote in Sky Sports. READ: Ishant Sharma: World Test ...
Rohit Sharma: Motera pitch same as second Test
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Rohit Sharma: Motera pitch same as second Test

India opener Rohit Sharma has confirmed that the pitch at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad is likely to be a turner similar to the one in Chennai last week that raised a lot of eyebrows.“It’s still early days to talk about the pitch but I don’t see anything changing in the pitch (from) what we played in the second Test match. It’s gonna be more or less on the same page,” Rohit said during a virtual media interaction on Sunday.“It’s gonna be turning as well. We are preparing accordingly. When the day comes, we need to still assess what it is doing. It’s been a while since an international game has happened on this ground.”If it ends up being a square turner - as has been widely anticipated considering India has to win the four-match series to progress to the World Test Cham...
Ashwin scores fifth Test century, becomes second Tamil Nadu player to score 100 at Chepauk
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Ashwin scores fifth Test century, becomes second Tamil Nadu player to score 100 at Chepauk

Ravichandran Ashwin, on Monday, scored his fifth Test century to break multiple records. This is Ashwin's first ton against a team other than the West Indies.The India all-rounder has now achieved the unique double of scoring 1000-plus runs and picking in excess of 100 wickets against England across formats. He is only the second Indian cricketer to have got to the milestone against the Englishmen after former captain Kapil Dev. Kapil has scored 1804 runs and picked 113 wickets in 50 matches.FOLLOW | IND vs ENG, 2nd Test Live Score, Day 3 Chennai: Kohli, Ashwin take India's lead past 350 to frustrate England While 19 other batsmen, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, have scored more than 1000 runs against England, only Anil Kumble (117) has picked up more than 100...