England and India are currently playing the fourth Test match in Southampton. India is coming into this Test match with an aim to draw the Test match while England are aiming to extend their lead.
Shikhar Dhawan who struggled in the first Test and was dropped in the second Test at Lord's came back strongly and with determination in the third Test at Trent Bridge. He scored 35 and 44 in the two respective innings and added valuable partnerships for the first wicket with KL Rahul.
Shikhar Dhawan, while speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the match, expressed confidence of the team doing well once again. He pointed out that they learned from their mistakes and hailed the attitude of his side. “We felt really good winning in such a dominant way especially after the first two losses, we showed good character and learned from our mistakes. We have a good chance to come back in this series, so we have to come up with the same routines,” he said.
Dhawan also said that he has made some minute changes to his batting technique for the fourth Test in between the break which he hopes will pay dividence in Southampton.
“We need to stick to the process once you know the conditions. We will have to be patient. I’ve backed my plan and I’ve learned the ball swings quite late here. I’ve analyzed myself and realise I can’t play too short. I didn’t do well in the first game, but my mental strength was very strong and I saw they were very patient with their line and length. So I had to be strong,” the 32-year-old added.