Virat Kohli believes India can keep pressure on England

Ravichandran Ashwin is suffering from a groin injury

Ravichandran Ashwin is suffering from a groin injury

But going by Indian captain's reputation it is highly unlikely.

As the tourists bid this summer to become only the second team in Test history to recover from a 2-0 deficit and prevail in a five-match series, Kohli indicated they will break with their own modern tradition here by naming an unchanged line-up.

Before the Nottingham Test, questions were raised about the composition of the India team. Ajinkya Rahane scored fifties in both innings, but the English batsmen piled on an nearly insurmountable 444-run target that kept the visitors out of the running for most of the match. Though KL Rahul has disappointed the viewers with his poor show in England tour, it is highly unlikely that he will get dropped.

Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara can also retain his spot in the playing XI.

After taking the first two contests in their epic, five-Test cricket series against visiting India, England found themselves simply overwhelmed by their guests, suffering a thorough, 203-run defeat, according to ESPN CricInfo, which could have been even greater had India Captain Virat Kohli not declared his side's second innings at 352 for seven wickets down.

England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth test against India at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday. Even so, Virat Kohli's propensity for change is well proven, accounting for 38 matches out of those 45. Unfortunately, he had to make way for Stokes in the third test. Rahane had scored a brilliant 82 runs in the first innings.

The third Test saw the Indian batsman changing their technique while facing the new ball and played mostly on the back-foot which worked for them.

For all that he interrupted a run of low scores with a brilliant 244 in the fourth Test against Australia at Melbourne in December, Cook's continuing run in the side - he has played in a world record 157 consecutive matches at this level - can partly be explained by the failings of others.

James Anderson has the chance this week against India to break Glenn McGrath's record
of 563 Test wickets by a fast bowler.

There was one moment of fortune for Curran who - on 30 - had reason to thank an umpire's call for an lbw reprieve against India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ishant bagged four wickets in the third Test match and lend a good helping hand to the rest of the bowlers. Both Umesh and Mohammed Shami lack consistency in their bowling but when they are in form they can be proved very lethal for the opposition. Solid defensive shot off the fourth ball.

While India is in a much better mental space ahead of the clash, England would be sweating over their batting, which hasn't quite clicked barring the Lord's Test match. Another issue bothering England is the fad to ask the Indians to bat first.

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