India Vs. England fourth test match is scheduled to start from March 4, 2021. India, who has the lead in the four-match test series, will be looking forward to win the final test match against England and secure the position in the finals of the World Test Championship. Since India won the 3rd test match at Narendra Modi stadium in just two days, various pitch critics emerged on the surface. However, both the teams are focusing on good cricket and denied to agree with the pitch controversies. Ajinkya Rahane, who is the vice-captain of India, is expecting the pitch for the fourth test against England to be similar to the ones played in the previous two test matches.
Pink Ball Made the Difference: Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane addressed a press conference and stated that the wicket would be similar to the third test and the second test played in Chennai. He also marked that pink ball made the difference as it was coming much quicker of the wicket as compared to the red ball used in test matches. India made crucial adjustments to win the test match at Narendra Modi stadium. He further added that England played good cricket in the first test match, and India is not taking them lightly. The entire team will play the final test match and give the best efforts to secure victory. However, the pitch would be a lot similar to the last two test matches.
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India has Just Played Three Games with Pink Ball
Ajinkya Rahane answered a question asked by a journalist related to batsmen approach to DRS and noted that DRS is helping all the teams because they can review the delivery and take their chances. Batsmen have not changed their approach towards spinner because of DRS. India has just played three games with the pink ball, which skids from the surface and varies in pace. India will qualify for the WTC final if they win or draw the final test match against England. Ajinkya backed the statement made by pace bowler Ishant Sharma and marked the winning the WTC will be equal to winning the World Cup. However, India will put the entire focus on the fourth test match against England at Narendra Modi stadium, Ahmedabad, which is scheduled to start from March 4, 2021.