England all-rounder Moen Ali does not expect excessive rotation on the ground of the Oval Stadium in the fourth test against India starting on Thursday.
But because every venue has some spins, he believes that he has a chance to make a breakthrough in these five days.
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On Wednesday, as the newly appointed England deputy captain, Mohn said in an online media interaction: “I think in England, most venues tend to spin a bit anyway, obviously some are more than others. There is always some spin. (In the oval shape) But I don’t want to dance on my nails or anything.”
Mohn said the home team was surprised by the long absence of Indian perimeter player Ravichandran Ashwin, who was the main tormentor in the away series earlier this year. “I think so, it’s a little bit possible (without Ashwin).”
The 34-year-old was full of praise for teammate Ravindra Jadeja of the Chennai Super Kings. “I also think Jadeja is an amazing cricketer. He is one of my favorite players in the world. Anyway, I will have Jadeja by my side,” Moeen said.
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During the 2018 tour, India lost 16 wickets in a 118 match against England at the Oval. Moen added that Ashwin will be liquidated in the upcoming game. “I think India, after winning Rhodes, there will be four sealers anyway, and Jadja did a good job. His shot is good. I believe Ashwin will be considered for tomorrow,” he added road.
Need to consolidate a place
Mohn, who has only participated in four tests since August 2019, said he was not fooled by the duties of the deputy captain. He admitted that he lacked the form of a red ball before the highly anticipated England Ashes to be held in Australia later this year.
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“Not really (feeling safe in a position). What I got from it was that they thought I was a qualified person for the job. I didn’t see my position solidified. I need to perform some performances in the future. Keep a place in the two games. I also know that I am the deputy captain, because of Ben Stokes and Jos (Butler), so it’s all about acting for me,” he said.
Preparing for India’s comeback
After the hosts defeated India 1-1 at Headingley, the series was ready, and Ali said that England hoped that Villat Koli’s team would make a strong comeback. “I look forward to the Indian team going all out. At Headingley, it was difficult for them to come back because of our very good performance on the first day (tied up the Indian team to 78 people), and in the next test, we We played well. We focused on our game and focused on our performance,” Mohn said.