Ahmedabad : The four-match Test series between India and England is going on. India has taken a 2-1 lead by winning the second and third matches of this series. The fourth Test will be played from March 4 at the Narendra Modi Stadium here. The third Test was also played at the same ground, in which the spinners took 28 wickets out of 30. India won this match by 10 wickets. Before the fourth Test, Team India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has told how the pitch of the next match will be. He said on Tuesday that he feels that the pitch of the fourth test will turn like the pitch of the second and third test.
Both teams are gearing up for the final match and both feel that the pitch of the fourth Test will also take a much higher turn. Rahane said in a press conference, “I think the wicket of the fourth test is very similar to the wicket of the third test. This wicket looks the same as the second test (Chennai Test). Even though the conditions are as tough as the third test. Do not be, because last week the test played with pink ball was over within two days but now the fourth test match will be with red ball. ”
Red Ball vs Pink Ball
Rahane said, the pink ball was coming much faster on the wicket than the red ball. This is the adjustment, but as I said, the wicket of the fourth test will be very much like the wicket of the second and third test. Although Rohit Sharma has performed well, but others have struggled to get a big score. Batsmen like Rahane and captain Virat Kohli have given some good hints by making a half-century.
Rahane blamed the poor performance in the first innings of the third Test for this. Rahane said, you know that we have not played a lot of matches at home in the last 2-3 years. I think we last played a Test (against a top team) against South Africa in 2019. When we practiced, we decided we would focus on playing spin bowling.