IND vs ENG LIVE – Kennington Oval Weather Updates: After the Headingley Test debacle, India will look to bounce back to winning ways when they return to London to face off against England in the penultimate Test of the series. While the first Test ended in a draw, Virat Kohli and Co. clinched a fine win at Lord’s before the hosts bounced back in fine style with an innings win at Headingley last time out. With the series in the balance, the Oval Test match will be of prime importance for both teams, when it kicks off today. Follow Live Updates of Kennington Oval Weather Predictions on InsideSport.co
IND vs ENG Kennington Oval Weather: Perfect conditions to bat on Day 4 as India aim to extend lead, Follow Live Updates
@8:10 AM IST: India had a solid Day 3, managing to survive the entire day losing just three wickets to stay in the hunt for a win in the Oval Test. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara put in a 153-run partnership, and captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja will resume proceedings with the score at 270/3, and a lead of 171 runs. Day 4 promises to be another good batting day, with clear skies and not much bite left in the pitch, meaning that Virat Kohli and Co. will fancy their chances to put on a massive lead. The forecast predicts no chance of rainfall, while the temperatures are set to hover in the mid-20s, making it conducive for batting.
IND vs ENG Kennington Oval Weather: Overcast start predicted for Day 3 as India aim fightback, Follow Live Updates
@6:30 AM IST: With the Oval test hanging in the balance, the Indian batsmen will have to make full use of the conditions on Day 3 to stay in the game. After Kl Rahul and Rohit Sharma saw off the final phase of Day 2, the openers will have to play out some difficult overs during the first session, with overcast conditions expected. The conditions should ease as the day progresses, with bright light and sunny weather expected during the latter stages of Day 3. Should India see off the first session without fuss, Virat Kohli and Co can really make the England bowlers pay on a what is flat pitch.
IND vs ENG Kennington Oval Weather: Sunny conditions set for Day 2 as India aim fightback, Follow Live Updates
@10:23 AM IST: Day 2 is likely to be the best day to bat on this surface and the conditions clearly favour the batsmen. The forecast for the suggests a largely sunny weather, with perhaps some low clouds, but there is unlikely to be any rainfall. The Skies wouldn’t be as dark as it was on Day 1, meaning it could be a long day for the Indian seamers if they don’t get their wickets early.
IND vs ENG Kennington Oval Weather: Overcast conditions set for Day 1 as 4th test ready to roll, Follow Live Updates
@12:07 PM IST: It’s still cloudy with temperature around 15 degrees and there is a gentle wind gust. Toss is going to be crucial and Virat Kohli will hope the coin lands in his favour.
@7:55 AM IST: The conditions on Day 1 of the Oval Test are expected to be largely overcast. There will be a significant cloud cover until lunch, meaning the team bowling first could have a real advantage with the new ball on Thursday. Post tea, the conditions should ease up a bit, a bit like during the Lord’s Test, when Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul weathered the two sessions on Day 1 before making merry on the third.
IND vs ENG LIVE – Kennington Oval Weather Updates: Just like the Test at Headingley, the India vs England fourth Test will see clouds hover around with the start of the day being played in overcast conditions. The skies will clear out during the course of the game before the sun comes up beating down on the pitch. There is very little chance of rainfall throughout the duration of the Oval Test match, promising a spectacular contest between the two sides.
Hello and welcome to The Oval. Our venue for the 4th Test against England.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2021
India haven’t won a Test match in 50 years at the Oval, as Virat Kohli and Co look to bounce back and claim a much-needed win in the 4th Test. The loss in the Headingley Test has already seen India slip in the World Test Championship standings, and the visitors will be quick to identify issues and return to winning ways. A loss would end India’s hopes of clinching their first series win in England since 2007 when Rahul Dravid led side won 1-0.
IND vs ENG Kennington Oval Weather Prediction: Overcast start, sunny conditions later expected for Day 1.
IND vs ENG LIVE – Kennington Oval Weather Updates: While the forecast at Headingley was sunny for most of the match’s duration, the Kennington Oval is likely to see cloudy conditions. The first two days of the Oval Test are predicted to have no rain. The third day might be interrupted by rain and the fourth day’s play could see a heavy downpour. The final day in London could also see the interruption of the game due to rain.
IND vs ENG: India’s playing combination
The hovering clouds over the Oval sky will hugely influence Virat Kohli’s decision of Playing XI. While Ashwin is all set to come back, the India skipper is likely to stick to his tried and tested four-seamers formula with either of Jasprit Bumrah or Mohammed Shami being rested. Shardul Thakur is also all set to come back replacing a struggling Ishant Sharma.
It remains to be seen if Virat Kohli sticks to Ravindra Jadeja. If the clouds continue to hover over Surrey sky, Kohli will no doubt pick four-seamers, meaning he will pick either of Ashwin and Jadeja. Despite the defeat, India are unlikely to tinker with their batting combination for the Oval Test.