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By Sandy - Sep 7, 2018 6:21 pm
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The hosts England and the visitors’ Indian cricket teams have started to play the final Test of the five-match Test series at The Oval (London).

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Prior to this Test match, England has already secured the Test series as they are leading the series by 3-1. However, the English skipper Joe Root still unchanged their playing XI from the last Test at Southampton while the Indian skipper Virat Kohli made two changes in the playing XI as Ravindra Jadeja and the debutant Hanuma Vihari replaced Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya. In the addition, Jonny Bairstow has returned to the wicketkeeping job after recovering from the injury.

It is the final international cricket match for the English opener Alastair Cook. The left-handed opening batsman has a long international career after making his debut for England in 2006. Before this Test, Cook has played 160 Tests, 92 ODIs and four T20Is for England national cricket team.

The 33-year-old has achieved the numerous records in international cricket, especially in Test cricket as he has dominated in that special format. The left-handed batsman has already scored 12,254 runs in Test cricket with the average of 44.88, including 32 centuries and 56 half-centuries. His highest Test innings knock is 294 against India at Birmingham in 2011.

The whole England team is ready to give him a memorable farewell with a victory in the final Test while the no.1 Test ranked Indian cricket team is desperate to beat the hosts and tried to salvage some pride.

Playing XI:

England – Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson.

India – Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

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