Man of the Match Prediction – England vs India 4th Test
India’s tour of England is on an interesting curve with India making a solid comeback in the third Test. The key performances from Indian side have come from the captain Virat Kohli and the bowlers – Ishant Sharma, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin.
India struggled with their openers in the first two tests. The third Test saw India’s openers more confident and build a 60-run partnership for the first wicket in both the innings.
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India Squad Players
Virat Kohli was the man of the match in the 3rd Test and is the top contender for the title again in the upcoming Test. A ground where average 1st innings score is 300 plus, is an ideal place for the likes of Virat Kohli to flourish and score runs all around the ground.
He has been in an incredible form, batting at an average of 73.33. If Kohli gets going right from the first innings, he could well be the man of the match (7.50) again. Bet now with Bet365
Hardik Pandya, a young all-rounder in the Indian side has proved very crucial in India’s victory in the previous Test match. Pandya picked 5 – 28 in the first innings and scored 52 off 52 deliveries when he came out to bat at no 7.
He picked some very crucial wickets of Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Wakes who are all solid batsmen and if not picked early could cause great damage. Pandya sent them back to pavilion in England’s first innings and brought India in a strong position from where a victory was evident.
Watch out for this young lad to give an all-round performance in the upcoming Test match at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. If he gets going with the ball and bat, he could be competing for the Man of the Match. (15.00). Watch out for a fine performance by Hardik Pandya in this Test. Bet now with Bet365
England Squad Players
James Anderson is the leading wicket taker with 17 wickets in the series so far. Watch out for James Anderson to pick those crucial Indian wickets at the start of the Indian innings.
James Anderson had picked a 5-wicket haul at The Rose Bowl ground in 2014 against India in the 3rd Test of the Pataudi Trophy.
Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were two of the top order wickets Anderson picked in that match.
He wasn’t successful in the last Test match at Trent Bridge, and must be looking to come back with a bang. The odds for James Anderson to be Man of the Match are 9.00 Bet now with Bet365
Joe Root has a half century to his name on The Rose Bowl ground against India in 2014.
The captain of the England Test team has only one score of 50 plus in this series, which came in the first innings of the first Test. He has not been able to convert into big scores ever since. Though he has struggled in the past Test match, he is a great Test player who can turn things around in an innings.
His previous record at the ground and the responsibility to score as a captain in the times of need can very well push him to put up a great performance.
The ground is quite suitable for Root’s batting style and once he is off to a good start, there’s no stopping him. Watch out for his innings as the odds for him to be the Man of the Match are 10.00. Bet now with Bet365
Stuart Broad, like Anderson has a good record on this ground against India. Cheteshwar Pujara fell prey to Broad’s bowling attack in the last match played between England and India at The Rose Bowl. Murali Vijay was other top order batsman who lost his wicket to Broad. Murali Vijay has been dropped from the Indian squad for the final two Test matches.
Though Stuart Broad couldn’t do much on a pitch that offered no swing, he along with Anderson can make a comeback in the upcoming Test, as they are accustomed to their home conditions. Broad must have taken some lessons from the previous Test and can be expected to make a solid return to swing bowling.
Watch out for Stuart Broad to be one of the top contenders for Man of the Match 13.00 Bet now with Bet365