England vs India, 4th Test: Dream XI tricks and tips
India will aim to stay alive in the series when they lock horns with England in the fourth Test match at Southampton, starting tomorrow. India lost the first two matches to go down 0-2 in the 5-match Test series, before bouncing back and winning at Nottingham. Here we analyze and guide the fans playing Dream XI.
Kohli and Anderson get the leadership nods
Virat Kohli has been in red-hot form in this series and has already amassed 440 runs. Kohli gets the nod as skipper of this Fantasy XI. Meanwhile, England pacer James Anderson is our choice as Kohli's deputy. Anderson is England's best bet.
A look at the compact top four batting unit
India's KL Rahul is in the side not only because of his batting atop, but also for his slip fielding. He can give fans maximum points on the field. Joe Root is England's hope and the skipper gets a shot ahead of the rest who are struggling. Kohli features in the top order as well with Ajinkya Rahane lending his voice in the middle.
Buttler is the keeper and there are two all-rounders
Jos Buttler gets the nod as the side's wicket-keeper. He scored a splendid ton at Nottingham and is the man in form. We have selected two all-rounders in Hardik Pandya and Chris Woakes. Pandya has chipped in with the bat when needed and is an asset with the ball. Woakes gives the side immense balance with his wicket taking prowess and scoring important runs.
4 frontline bowlers provide the gloss
Jasprit Bumrah was solid in his comeback Test and picked 7 scalps. We go with Ishant Sharma, who has been consistent in this series. The duo will be key in getting English wickets and putting them in a spot of bother. Even though Broad is yet to make an impact, we still feel he deserves a place. Anderson is the leader of this attack.