The fourth Test takes place at The Oval, a heavy scoring ground, and if India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni can lift the morale, he has enough world-class batsmen to restore pride to his deposed team.
Rahul Dravid has scored two hundreds in the series and Sachin Tendulkar is still looking for his first to reach the magical 100 international hundreds. His highest score in three Tests at The Oval is 82 in 2007, when India won the toss and batted for 170 overs to score 664 in a drawn game.
Suresh Raina's place is under threat after making 105 runs in six innings in the series. Left-armer RP Singh arrived after problems with his visa and may replace Sreesanth, who has been expensive with five wickets in two Tests at 74 apiece.
Image: India's Sachin Tendulkar, right, smiles during a practice session at The Oval cricket ground in London, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. India will play England at The Oval in their fourth test match starting on Thursday.