Cricket Betting Tips & Fantasy Cricket Predictions: India vs England 2021 - 4th Test
The 4th and the last test of the four-match series between England and India will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad in India.
Live Scores and Stats - 4th Test India v England
With momentum on their side, India have a great opportunity of winning the last test of the four-match series against England and taking the series 3-1. The bigger picture though is that a victory will take them to the final of the World Test Championship, scheduled to be held in June this year, where they already have New Zealand waiting for them.
If England manage to win the final test, they will draw level in the series and provide an opportunity for Australia to compete against New Zealand in the WTC final. Understandably, the second bit won't please them a lot.
Nothing but a turning surface is expected for the final match of the series with both teams best served to pick as many spinners as they can in their playing XI.
With Jasprit Bumrah not available for the match, Umesh Yadav is likely to take his place. Kuldeep Yadav can come into the team in place of Washington Sundar, who hardly had anything to do in the 3rd test match.
There is also case for India adding the x-factor of Hardik Pandya to their playing XI instead of the extra bowler. Even though Pandya might not be ready to bowl as yet, the prospect of Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya batting together in a test match is too enticing to ignore easily.
England are expected to bring in Olly Stone or Mark Wood in place of Jofra Archer. Dominic Bess is most likely to return to the playing XI in place of Stuart Broad.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav/Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav
England - Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Olly Stone/Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Dominic Bess, James Anderson
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Root (England), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jack Leach (England), Axar Patel (India)
Most Sixes – Ben Stokes (England), Rishabh Pant (India)
Man of the Match – Axar Patel
Team Scores Batting first – England 250+, India 350+
Match Handicap India
Live Cricket Streaming India vs England 2021 - bet365's live cricket streaming page which enables you to watch live cricket. (BeGambleAware 18+) Live Cricket Streaming from bet365 requires a funded account or for customers to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Geo-restrictions apply.
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
© Cricket World 2021