Date, start time and how to follow our exclusive commentary from Ahmedabad for final clash of the series

England are in India for an iconic cricket series and talkSPORT is bringing you live and exclusive ball-by-ball coverage.

The tourists won the first Test but India have since hit back to lead the series 2-1 ahead of the final clash in Ahmedabad.

India thrashed England in the third Test

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India thrashed England in the third Test

The third Test was a day-nighter and, remarkably, was wrapped up inside just two days.

England scored only 193 runs in their two innings as India’s spinners dominated on a questionable pitch.

Joe Root and co will now be eager to bounce back and level the series in the fourth and final match.

India vs England: How to listen

Uninterrupted ball-by-ball coverage of India vs England in Ahmedabad will be live on talkSPORT 2.

The match will run from Thursday, March 4 to Monday, March 8.

Our commentary will get under way at 3:45am on Thursday and we will bring you every ball live.

Our brilliant broadcast line-up for the series includes Darren Gough and Steve Harmison with another England legend – Kevin Pietersen – joining the team for the third Test.

You can enjoy the advert-free action on the talkSPORT app or listen on talkSPORT 2. To tune in, CLICK HERE.

Joe Root’s England must respond in the final Test against India

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Joe Root’s England must respond in the final Test against India

You can also listen via DAB digital radio or through your smart speaker.

If you miss the live action, there will be a daily highlights show at 9pm on talkSPORT 2.

Former England paceman Steve Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.

Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast.

There will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.

England’s schedule in India

  • First Test: Feb 5-9 (Chennai) – England won by 227 runs
  • Second Test: Feb 13-17 (Chennai) – India won by 317 runs
  • Third Test: Feb 24-28 (Ahmedabad) – India won by 10 wickets
  • Fourth Test: March 4-8 (Ahmedabad)
  • First T20I: March 12 (Ahmedabad)
  • Second T20I: March 14 (Ahmedabad)
  • Third T20I: March 16 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fourth T20I: March 18 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fifth T20I: March 20 (Ahmedabad)
  • First ODI: March 23 (Pune)
  • Second ODI: March 26 (Pune)
  • Third ODI: March 28 (Pune)

India vs England: Fourth Test squad

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.

Reserves: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Kumar, K S Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar, Priyank Panchal.

England: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

Reserves: James Bracey, Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi.

India vs England: What has been said?

Ben Foakes insists England can still emerge from the wreckage in India with a 2-2 draw.

“From playing on the last two pitches I’ve never seen turn like that, they almost feel like day five pitches from ball one,” Foakes said.

“It’s understanding we are going to get out at times and it’s making peace with a certain way of getting out if it means we can score runs.

“We just have to grind out and try to put runs on the board. It’s not an easy thing to do obviously but I guess be solid and understand our game plan, and if we get out we get out.

“We’ve been completely outplayed the last two games but we’re still in a position to draw in India and we can put a good performance in and get a 2-2 draw, that would be a really good achievement out here. That’s purely the focus, trying to get that 2-2.”



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