England v India Fourth Test Betting Preview

England Ahses12Coming into the penultimate test of the Series, Jimmy Anderson has been cleared of his charges after allegedly pushing and abusing Ravindra Jadeja. Instead, both sides will now been keen to wrest the upper hand before the final game at the Oval next week.

The third test was highly worrying for MS Dhoni as his India side lacked flair in both bowling and batting. Some changes could be expected and Dhawan is likely to be the first casualty after failing to build a platform in any of the three Test matches. Gautam Gambhir could play in his first Test match since December 2012, also against England.

Meanwhile, England’s fast bowler Liam Plunkett has been ruled out with an ankle injury, with Steven Finn replacing him in the squad.

The Middlesex fast bowler has had problems with his run-up and rhythm – which saw him sent home from the Ashes tour – but he is firing again.

He has a superior average and strike rate to James Anderson and Stuart Broad and was also the fastest English bowler to 50 Test wickets. Back him to take most wickets in the 4th test at 7/1.

The draw is the 10/11 favourite for this contest, as result of a weather forecast that suggests the players will be on and off the field with rain delays.

Admittedly, it doesn’t look good but it should not be forgotten the potential for lost time to be found again. England, therefore, are 7/4, a hike from the 6/5 they were for Southampton, while India are available at 9/2.

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