With the ongoing 5-match Test series leveled at 1-1, both India and England will try their best to win the 4th Test match which will kickstart on September 2. Ahead of the 4th Test match, two big changes have been announced by England for the fourth Test.
Pacer Mark Wood and all-rounder Chris Woakes are all set to join the England cricket team ahead of the 4th Test match against India at Oval. On Sunday, the news was confirmed by the head coach of Chris Silverwood, stating that the duo has regained fitness and will be available for selection in the rest of the ongoing series. Silverwood said:
“It is very pleasing that we have Chris Woakes returning to the Test squad.”
“He is an asset we have been missing both with the ball and his ability to score runs in the middle order. We are looking forward to seeing him prepare at the Oval as we go into back-to-back Tests.”
“Mark Wood is making excellent recovery from his jarred right shoulder,” said Silverwood “He bowled in the middle on the last day at Headingley with our Bowling Coach Jon Lewis and was starting to get through his spells pain-free.”
“For the first time in this series, it is pleasing to have several options with our bowling stocks as we approach the latter stages of the series,”
Chris Woakes makes a return to the England squad for the fourth #ENGvIND Test.
Sam Billings has been added as a replacement for Jos Buttler, who will miss the Test for the birth of his second child. pic.twitter.com/3mVPEUqrKB
— ICC (@ICC) August 29, 2021
England squad for the fourth Test: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.