India face England in the fourth and final Test match in Nagpur. After two humiliating losses India will be looking to salvage some pride by winning this Test match and levelling the series. Under fire captain MS Dhoni and some senior pros have a lot to prove.
England captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday said he has been left pleasantly surprised by the way his team bounced back from the opening loss to win back-to-back Tests against India but insisted that the job is still not over.
England off spinner Graeme Swann has claimed his teammates will invoke the spirit of Sydney, when they performed brilliantly to beat Australia in the final Test despite already claiming the Ashes, to try and beat India in the final Test match at Nagpur even with an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series
Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin skipped Indian team`s optional practice session on Tuesday at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha where the fourth and final match of the series gets under way from December 13.
Former England Test captain Michael Vaughan has urged legendary Sachin Tendulkar to retire from international cricket for the sake of Indian team following his below par performances during the ongoing Test series.
England captain Alastair Cook has warned his players of any kind of slip up ahead of the final Test match against India in Nagpur, saying the team wants to complete a historic treble and complete the series win.
Stung by two successive defeats on home soil, the national selectors on Sunday cracked the whip by axing veteran pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and batsman Yuvraj Singh from the squad for the fourth and final Test against England starting on Thursday.
They might have won two back-to-back Tests to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series, but England skipper Alastair Cook insisted that his team would settle for nothing less than a victory in the fourth and final game at Nagpur, commencing on Thursday.