ENGLAND head into the third Fourth against India on a low after being battered in two consecutive tests.
After a controversial Third Test, where India were accused of providing a sub-standard wicket, Joe Root’s squad return to the Narendra Modi Stadium, which has a massive capacity of 134,000.
India have won the Second and Third Tests on home soil after ripping into England’s batting line-upCredit: saikatphotography/@saikat_photogrpher
Joe Root took five wickets in the Third TestCredit: BCCI
India skittled England for 112 and 81 across two innings, before marching to victory last week.
The two sides are in the middle of an epic Test dust-up with a five-match contest pencilled in for the summer on English soil.
When is India vs England, Fourth Test?
- The final of a four-match Test series, the Fourth Test will be played over five days and starts on Thursday, March 4.
- It takes place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
- Play starts at 4am GMT on each day.
What TV channel is India vs England on and can I live stream it?
In a real treat for cricket fans during national lockdown, the entire of the India vs England series will be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK.
For the first time since the famous Ashes in 2005, Channel 4 will broadcast every ball live to your living room.
Coverage on each day is expected to start around 3.30am GMT.
If you want to stream, head to All 4 or TVPlayer.com where you can watch Channel 4 live – but you must have a valid TV licence.
Highlights of each day’s play will also be available on the streaming service.
Channel 4 will take commentary from the world TV feed but will have a team of experts in their own studio.
What radio station can I listen to England vs India on?
- talkSPORT will be the exclusive radio broadcaster for the tour with every ball of every game live on talkSPORT 2.
- The broadcast team includes talkSPORT cricket regulars, Darren Gough, Mark Nicholas, Mark Butcher, Matt Prior, Steve Harmison, Gareth Batty, Alex Tudor, Neil Manthorp, Jarrod Kimber, Jon Norman, Guy Swindells and Andrew McKenna.
- Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.
- Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast, there will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.
- To follow the action on talkSPORT 2, download the talkSPORT app, re-tune your DAB radio, listen at talkSPORT.com or tell your smart speaker to ‘play talkSPORT 2’.
What is the team news?
The England team for the fourth test is set to be named on Tuesday, March 2.
- Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt)
- Jofra Archer (Sussex)
- James Anderson (Lancashire)
- Dom Bess (Yorkshire)
- Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
- Rory Burns (Surrey)
- Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk)
- Zak Crawley (Kent)
- Ben Foakes (Surrey, wk)
- Dan Lawrence (Essex)
- Jack Leach (Somerset)
- Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)
- Ben Stokes (Durham)
- Olly Stone (Warwickshire)
- Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Reserves: James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Amar Virdi (Surrey).
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