India vs England 4th Test Southampton: After a thumping victory at Nottingham, Virat Kohli-led team India will look to carry the momentum and go for the kill at Southampton in the 4th Test to level the series. India’s biggest strength has undoubtedly been the good form of Virat Kohli, who has already scored two centuries in the ongoing series. The ICC No 1 Test batsman will look to come good for his team at Southampton as well. Also Read - ICC World Test Championship Final: Indian Team May Leave Early Due to UK Travel Restrictions
If he does well, invariably India’s chances of winning shoots up. Kohli has three milestones in his sight. knowing Kohli, he will surely have it at the back of his mind.
- Kohli (5,994) needs six more runs to reach the 6000-run-mark in Test cricket. If he does it, which he will in all likelihood he will breach. He not only has the chance to do that but he will also be in line to breeze past Gundappa Viswanath (6,080) and secure the 9th position on the list.
- Kohli has played 118 Test innings. He stands a realistic chance of becoming the second fastest after Sunil Gavaskar (116). Tendulkar reached the landmark in 120 innings, while Rahul Dravid had taken 125.
- Kohli (440) also needs 60 more runs to reach the 500-run-mark in a Test series. Among Indians, only Dravid (602 in 2002) and Gavaskar (542 in 1979) have done this. Dravid had also scored 461 in 2011.
England squad: Joe Root (C), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes.
India squad: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Rishabh Pant (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari.