England vs. India, 4th ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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England vs. India, 4th ODI: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Alastair Grant/Associated Press

India can seal the one-day series against England if they win the fourth ODI in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham 

Commences: Tuesday, Sept. 2

Start time: 10:30 a.m. BST

Live on: Sky Sports (UK), STAR Sports (India), Fox Sports (Australia), SuperSport (South Africa), PTV Sports (Pakistan), Ten Sports (Sri Lanka), Orbit Showtime Network (Middle East).

Weather: AccuWeather.com predicts a clear day, with a cool temperatures of up to 20 degrees Celsius. 

 

Overview

If you are looking for a lesson in how not to play one-day cricket, look no further than the current England team. Despite their dominance over India in the Test arena, they have been nothing short of insipid in coloured clothing.

India cruised to a six-wicket win in the third ODI, and while there were some signs of batting improvement from England, they are still completely bereft of any real plans.

On Saturday, no English player managed 50, and the players who did score runs made it look like a painstaking task. England's bowlers tried their hardest, but in the modern-day era any total below 250 is not really going to challenge many teams.

The two sides now head to Birmingham for the fourth ODI, and India have a chance to wrap up a series victory right there. The turning pitch in the third ODI surprised the hosts, with captain Alastair Cook admitting it was something he did not expect.

India are a different beast when they enter one-day mode, they are current World Champions and holders of the Champions Trophy, after all, but that does not excuse England’s seemingly clueless approach to spin.

They need a serious rethink, not only if they want to bounce back in this series, but also if they want to have any hope of competing in the 2015 World Cup.

 

Key players

England

Alex Hales has showed signs of bringing some of his domestic form to the international stage. He has been England's leading run-scorer in the series and now just needs to push on to make his starts count.

India

Ravi Ashwin and all of India's spinners have been a handful this series. Ashwin has five wickets in just two games, and England's inability to play spin will be a massive advantage to all of the Indian players who turn the ball.

 

Squads

India

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Karn Sharma

England

Alastair Cook (c), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (w), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, James Anderson, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes

 

All stats via ESPN Cricinfo, unless otherwise stated.

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