IND vs ENG 2024: Team India’s predicted XI for 4th Test against England

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    Team India are leading the ongoing five-match Test series against England by 2-1. The two sides will once again lock horns for the fourth match on Friday (February 23) in Ranchi.

    The home side will miss the services of Jasprit Bumrah, who was released from the squad to manage the workload. However, veteran batter KL Rahul is likely to return to the side after recovering from an injury.

    Team India’s probable playing XI for the fourth Test against England:

    Openers: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal

    Yashasvi Jaiswal
    Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Image Credits: Twitter)

    After having two odd games, Rohit Sharma finally breached the three-mark figure in the third Test match. With that knock, he shut down the critics who were questioning his form and place in the side.

    The Indian skipper has been top-notch with his onfield decisions so far. On the other hand, Young batting sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal has been running riots with the bat in the series.

    He smashed his second double-century at Rajkot and is the leading run-scorer of the series. The left-handed batter has already scored 545 runs in three tests, averaging 109 at a healthy strike-rate of 81.10.

    Middle-Order: Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk)

    KL Rahul
    KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

    Shubman Gill is finally settling down well at the no. 3 position. After scoring a duck in the first innings of the third Test match, he bounced back to score a quality 91. Unfortunately, he was run out due to a wrong call from Kuldeep Yadav.

    Rajat Patidar is likely to retain his position in the side as KL Rahul hasn’t recovered from injury yet. However, he hasn’t done well in the two matches he played. He needs to step up and justify his selection.

    Sarfaraz Khan didn’t seem like he was playing his debut match. It felt like he had been doing it for years. He smashed convincing fifties in both the innings and will be retained in the XI.

    Even debutant Dhruv Jurel was impressive as he scored 46 in the first innings. He didn’t get to bat in the next inning. As far as wicketkeeping is concerned, he is up to the mark.