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Fifth Test Match Preview: India Vs England
India needs to win the fifth Test match against England to level the series, 2-2 after their disappointing show in the last two Test matches, which India lost after winning the second Test match. The final Test match scheduled at Oval starting tomorrow is going to be India's biggest test of character and strength.

The Indian team has suffered humiliating defeat in the last two matches, where their batsmen have failed miserably. What worries the Indian team most is that the batsmen have not been able to convert their scores into big ones, even after getting a decent start. Players such as Dhoni, Rahane, Vijay have looked in great form and could play an important role in the final Test match of the competition.

Apart from the mentioned batsmen above, neither Virat Kohli nor Shikhar Dhawan has been able to score runs to put India on the frontfoot. These two players had an outstanding season last year, but their dip in form has affected the team's chances as well. Both the players who are known to score brisk runs needs to get their act together and provide the platform for the much famed Indian batting line up.

But, in the bowling department India has received a major boost with Ishant Sharma being delcared fit. The lanky Indian bowler looked in great form and shape before getting injured prior to the third Test match. He along with Kumar would play a pivotal role, if India are to salvage a draw in the series. On the contrary, the English batsmen such as Cook, Ballance and Bell seem to be in good form to trouble the Indian bowlers.

There is a great amount of pressure on India, as the present English team is more or less a team in transition, lacking experience, where they had come into the series after a number of losses. While, much was expected from India, which comprised of good strong players, but have faltered.

Though, the Indian team has shown improvement from the last tour of England, where they were whitewashed. But a loss here again would not be tolerated as the final score would read, 3-1, which is equally embarrassing.

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