England fans are debating squad changes for the fourth Test vs India

Data check Odds stacked against India as they look to plot series comeback in Southampton

Although Joe Root's England lead the series 2-1, Virat Kohli's India feel they have the momentum after a crushing victory at Trent Bridge achieved with a collective effort similar to that Lord's win in 2014. India won the last game very convincingly, and England will look to do their best to stop them from making further inroads in the series.

The recalled Moeen Ali (40) and Curran (78 - 136 b, 8x4, 1x6) - the latter dug in for more than three hours and like in the first Test helped England avert a total collapse - played their shots as the ball got old and conditions eased with the sun coming out.

There was an uncharacteristic looseness to the dismissal of Alastair Cook, slicing a wide ball from Hardik Pandya to third slip as if playing a tennis drop shot, but that is so often a outcome of a hostile opening spell, a batsman who survives it relaxes and fails the fair easier examination set by the man bowling first change.

Wicket-keeper Bairstow injured the middle finger on his left hand fielding a James Anderson delivery during England's Third Test defeat at Trent Bridge last week as India reduced the home side's lead in the series to 2-1.

Chris Woakes has joined Jonny Bairstow as a fitness concern for England ahead of the fourth Test in Southampton. Batsman James Vince, who was named in a 14-man squad as batting cover for Bairstow, has not been included in the final XI.

Stokes suffered a knee injury during the third Test, his first since being acquitted of affray charges after a brawl outside a pub. "The swelling's gone down and it's a lot better than I thought it was going to be".

Bairstow desperate to keep wickets in fourth Test

"He's in fine form, he's gone back to his county and - what you want from worldwide players is for them to go back and prove a point - and that's exactly what Moeen's done in the last couple of weeks", captain Joe Root said, per the Guardian.

Ali, who is expected to contribute with bat and ball, has been recalled in place of Ollie Pope in the lineup.

"As far as learning goes, when you see a senior player (Anderson) performing before you like that, you observe him as much as you can".

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after picking a wicket. "It might not harm us not to put in our best performance halfway through the series because it makes us want to come back and put the record straight", Bairstow said. On the evening of the 4th Test Englandhas released their playing XI for the match. "He is always going to ask hard questions of batters".

Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli senses his side have a chance to seize the moment against England in Southampton.

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