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
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