With Ravi Ashwin having gained fitness, India is all set to take on England in the fourth test starting on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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The first day's play is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM BST, 3:30 PM IST.

England is leading the five-match series 2-1.

England started the series with a bang, winning the first two tests in Birmingham and London respectively. The visitors came back strongly winning the third test by 203 runs.

The fourth test is expected to be full of excitement, as a win for the hosts will give them the series while a win for India will help them level this series.

Sony Six and Sky Sports to live stream the match

  • India & Subcontinent: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 3
  • UK: Sky Sports Cricket
  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • South Africa: SuperSport
  • Canada: ATN Cricket Plus (Asian Television Network)
  • USA: Willow TV
  • Malaysia: Astro Cricket HD
  • Singapore: Star Cricket
  • Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)

Bairstow fit, but Woakes, not so much

England has a few questions to answer going into the fourth test. James Vince was called into the side as a replacement cover of Jonny Bairstow.

The latest report from Cricbuzz suggested that Jonny is fit and ready to keep wickets.

But there is a concern over Chris Woakes' fitness. If Woakes stays out then Sam Curran might find a place in the side. Moeen Ali who has been in good form this county season might also have a look in.

India might go unchanged for the first time under Virat

Murli Vijay and Kuldeep Yadav made way for Prithwi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari in the 18-member squad announced for the last two tests. India might play with the same XI at Southampton, having performed well in all departments in the last test.

There was a cloud over Ravi Ashwin's selection after he suffered a hip injury during the third test. But as per reported by Cricbuzz, the Tamil Nadu spinner has recovered and would be up for selection.

The Rose Bowl has hosted just two tests so far, and the latest been played in 2014.

So, it is really little that can be said about the pitch. According to Cricbuzz, the pitch had a grass cover building towards the test. So, we can say there will something on offer for the seamers with the new ball.

The weather forecast for Southampton suggests a chilly climate with very little chances of rain. It is expected to be partly cloudy though. The teams shouldn't be really worried about the rain or loss of overs through the test.

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