Dhoni hints at an unchanged playing XI

Updated: 17 August 2011 18:48 IST

On the eve of the fourth Test against England at the Oval, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted that Team India is unlikely to make changes to the side that lost at Birmingham.

London:

On the eve of the fourth Test against England at the Oval, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted that Team India is unlikely to make changes to the side that lost at Birmingham.

India, who have been pushed to the wall by hosts England, have been hampered by injuries to several senior members. The team selection in the Indian contingent has come under much scrutiny for going ahead with semi-fit players on the tour.

Virat Kohli who was sent in to replace Yuvraj Singh, is unlikely to find a place at the expense of the so-far short-ball bunny Suresh Raina.

The Indian skipper did not give a clear picture on the position of RP Singh. "Can't say about RP Singh right now since we don't announce our team before the match", said Dhoni.

Dhoni revealed that Praveen Kumar, who was reported to have been exhausted after extensive bowling spells at Edgbaston, has been bowling in the nets and looks fit to play the final Test at the Oval.

India are on the brink of a whitewash by the newly crowned World No. 1 England after losing 3 matches by embarrassing margins.

Topics : Cricket India England MS Dhoni Mike Gatting India in England, 2011
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