England announce playing XI ahead of Ranchi Test

England faced consecutive defeats against India in Vizag and Rajkot after claiming victory in the initial Test in Hyderabad. Criticism has mounted against their Bazball strategy, with former England Captain joining in to question their approach.

Seeking redemption, England braces for the fourth Test in Ranchi. They have made two significant changes to their lineup: Shoaib Bashir replaces Rehan Ahmed, aiming to rectify the bowling woes encountered in Rajkot. Additionally, Ollie Robinson returns in place of Mark Wood, anticipating spin-friendly conditions later in the match.

The spotlight now shines on young Bashir, as England endeavours to regain their winning form. The Ranchi pitch is expected to challenge both teams, with spinners likely to play a crucial role as the game progresses. All eyes are on England as they seek to turn the tide in the ongoing Test series against India.

England XI for the fourth Test against India

Zak Crawley, Ben⁠ ⁠Duckett, Ollie ⁠Pope, Joe ⁠Root, Jonny ⁠Bairstow, Ben⁠ ⁠Stokes (c), Ben ⁠Foakes (wk), Tom⁠ ⁠Hartley, Ollie ⁠Robinson, James Anderson, Shoaib⁠ ⁠Bashir