England won the toss and choose to bat | Day 1: Lunch Break
ENG 74/3 (25.0) CRR: 3.03 Batsamen (R-B)
Ben Stokes 24 (40)
Jonny Bairstow 28 (64)
IND Bowler (O-M-R-W)
Ravichandran Ashwin (3-2-7-0)
Axar Patel (9-3-21-2)
The second ball of the Test and Ishant gets one to nip back and trap Crawley in front. Kohli took the review but the ball was bouncing over. Movement there for the pacer early on.
Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley out to open for England. Ishant Sharma will start with the ball. Excited?
Toss - England opt to bat.Two changes for the visitors. India replace Bumrah with Siraj.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
England: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (w), Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson
- Match: IND vs ENG, 4th Test, England tour of India, 2021
- Date: Thursday, March 04, 2021 - Monday, March 08, 2021
- Time: 9:30 AM (Mar 04)
- Venue: Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Stadium: Narendra Modi Stadium
- City: Ahmedabad
- Capacity: 110,000
- Ends: Adani Pavilion End, GMDC End
- Hosts to: Gujarat
India will be without their pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for the fourth and final Test against England. The BCCI, on Saturday, announced that the pacer has been released from the squad owing to personal reasons. The Indian cricket board also confirmed that no other player has been added to the squad after Bumrah’s departure.
In his absence, either Umesh Yadav or Mohammed Siraj will partner Ishant Sharma in the upcoming Test. Earlier this month, Bumrah played his first-ever Test in India during the first game of the ongoing series and picked up four wickets. He was rested for the second Test before playing the third Test in Ahmedabad. The right-arm pacer went wicketless in the game but India won the Test by ten wickets to take an unassailable 2-1 lead.