India who has been a dominant force in their India vs England test series will try and enforce their lead even more. England, on the other hand, is still looking to regroup to try and spoil the party for India who is just a step behind for playing the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Where India in the India vs England series has looked balanced and concentrated after the defeat in the first test, England has looked in turmoil, trying hard to salvage at least something from this series. England is yet to show their full potential in this series and you can follow Cricdaddy’s today live match prediction to check that out. Though the Joe Root led side has already been eliminated from the World Test Championship final, they still have key concerns in their squad.
Lack of Potential from Dominic Bess
Dom Bess’s uncertain form has been a concern for the English camp. His lack of playing time has affected his form. His spin talent could have been exploited in these dry Indian conditions but England has preferred using Jack Leach who is successful and can pick even more wickets according to Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Eng match prediction. England has aimed to use their pace trio James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Jofra Archer who have miserably failed to perform and deliver in ongoing India vs England test series. Given the five-fer taken by Joe Root, a part-time spinner in the pink ball test, Dom Bess could have given a chance to show his wide range of talents with the ball in hand.
Absence of Contribution from England’s Middle Order
Overall, the whole England batting unit has been shaky in the India vs England test series. But the middle-order is the one to blame since they have contributed very minimal runs. Joe Root has been the only consistent performer in the English middle-order. Jonny Bairstow at 4, Ben Stokes at 5, Ollie Pope at 6, and Ben Foakes at 7 have all fumbled. Though Ben Foakes has shown some resilience with his bat but has failed to score big runs. Ollie Pope’s form especially has been a source of concern for the English side since he is close to being useless across the series and can be replaced anytime soon. Cricdaddy’s today live match prediction expects that the middle-order would up the ante.
England’s Squad Depth is concerning
Being a world-class team, it is expected from the team to have enough options on the bench. England’s team depth has been quite unstable contributing nothing much to the side. Two of the most important players Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali have returned home and England has very few options to try and rotate the incapable players. They have class players like Olly Stone, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, all of whom are pacers. Their chances have come at a premium due to the spinning tracks in India. The batting bench has been wobbly as Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence have failed to perform when given a chance and Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Eng match prediction says England shall try and play the players who have not got a chance yet. To check more on the performances, follow India vs England live match.
The fourth test match is the one to look for where England would be trying to fill in the loopholes and come back stronger as a test team. Tune in to India vs England live score to get more updates and live actions from the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.