Wooden returns for England as Bairstow picked for a hundredth Take a look at

England have introduced again categorical quick bowler Mark Wooden as they try to salvage a comfort victory in opposition to India within the fifth Take a look at in Dharamsala.

Ollie Robinson makes approach after a wicketless outing final week on his aggressive comeback in Ranchi, the place India moved into an unassailable 3-1 lead within the five-match sequence.

Wooden changing Robinson is England’s solely change to their XI as they stick with two spinners in Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir regardless of the good situations of the tour within the foothills of the Himalayas.

Bashir – alongside Robinson – missed observe on Wednesday because of an upset abdomen however it’s not thought the difficulty will cease him from enjoying in 24 hours’ time, the place middle-order batter Jonny Bairstow will make his a hundredth Take a look at look.

England captain Ben Stokes stated: “Earlier than we even obtained right here we thought it was most likely going to be a 3 seam and one spin however turning up yesterday and seeing the wicket and once more at present, going with two seamers and two spinners might be the best name.

“We thought there can be a bit extra grass on the wicket simply due to the place we’re however general I feel the wicket seems an absolute belter.

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Jonny Bairstow’s prime rating within the sequence up to now is 38 (AP Picture/Ajit Solanki)

“If I used to be the captain of the one-day workforce right here, I wouldn’t wish to win the toss as a result of I wouldn’t know what to do, simply due to how good the wicket seems (for batting).

“Enjoying with two seamers and nonetheless having two spinners provides us a very good combination. Whenever you’re slightly bit not sure about what it might do because the Take a look at match goes on, I’m assured with the workforce we’ve gone for.”

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