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ENG vs. IND: Mark Wood and Rehan Ahmed are dropped as England announces their playing eleven

<p>England, captained by Ben Stokes, has released their playing eleven for the fourth Test match against India, which gets underway in Ranchi on Friday. The visiting team, behind the 5-match series 1-2, has made a few changes to the lineup that played in the earlier match in Rajkot. Ollie Robinson and Shoaib Bashir, who took the places of Mark Wood and Rehan Ahmed, respectively, were added to the Three Lions.</p>
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<p><strong>England’s Ranchi Test starting lineup:</strong></p>
<p>Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), and Zak Crawley.</p>
<p>Ben Stokes, the captain of England, praised Robinson at the pre-match news conference on Thursday, referring to him as a “skilled” bowler who can succeed wherever.</p>
<p>“Robinson has the extraordinary ability to succeed as a bowler anyplace in the globe. He is really skilled, as we have seen in England, but Pakistan has shown us more. The situation is similar yet distinct here, although Stokes noted that “his release point is always going to be dangerous” and that “he can find any movement with his skill.”</p>
<p>In the third Ashes encounter at Headingley last year, Robinson played his last Test match for England. He bowled only 11.2 overs in the first innings before being sidelined for the remainder of the series due to a back spasm. Robinson will be playing in India for the first time in the Ranchi Test, and Stokes believes he has earned a look at the game.</p>
<p>“During his time here, he has put in a tremendous amount of effort. Ollie, who has contributed significantly to the game over the last two years, finds it difficult to sit out a game even if his work outside of the game has been excellent, according to Stokes.</p>
<p>I informed him that he had set a wonderful example for acting morally and waiting for your time when it comes. It might be difficult and discouraging to miss the first three Test matches. However, he has persevered in completing his workout regimen and hasn’t let disappointment stand in the way of a possible opportunity that might arise in this series,” he said.</p>