Mumbai [India]: India will be eyeing to clinch the five-Test series against England with yet another comprehensive victory when the two teams square off in the fourth match here at the Wankhede Stadium beginning from today.
With an unassailable 2-0 lead after three Tests, the Virat Kohli-led team is brimming with confidence and they would like to regain the Anthony de Mello Trophy which they had lost to Alastair Cook’s side back in 2012.
In their last two Test meetings here in Mumbai, England had prevailed over India and the 2012 Test match will always be remembered as one where maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen played perhaps one of the finest knocks by an overseas batsman on Indian soil.
Thus, today’s match gives the hosts a chance to revenge for the two earlier defeats and also make the Chennai Test, scheduled to be held from December 16-20, inconsequential.
Having drawn the first Test in Rajkot, the Alastair Cook-led side suffered crushing defeats in Visakhapatnam and Mohali. Therefore, it would be a herculean task for the visitors to stage a comeback against India, which is looking dominant enough to clinch the series with both their batters and bowlers performing exceedingly well. (ANI)