YORKSHIRE's Jonny Bairstow is desperate to keep his grasp on England's wicketkeeping gloves despite discouraging signs during Test match training in Southampton.
"Obviously, when you see that you have an option where you could target a batsman's weakness or where he is feeling uncomfortable".
"It's not just me, any fast bowler will want to target his weak zone".
Here, we look at the key talking points ahead of the crucial showdown at Ageas Bowl.
India is now locking horns with England in the fourth Test of the 5-match series at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. For India, it has been Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya who did the star turn with the ball at different periods in the third Test match in Nottingham which the visitors won by a margin of 203 runs. He indicated that the bowling attack should be balanced and not too heavily loaded towards being pace-heavy as a wicket generally does slow down in a Test match going towards day five in normal circumstances. The lead had come at Lord's in the second Test, a memorable result for India: Ajinkya Rahane cracked a century; Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma grabbed career-best figures in an innings; and Lord's was entranced by Ravindra Jadeja's cavalier half-century, which he celebrated with a sword dance.
It follows Bayliss's acknowledgement last week that if England decide they prefer Buttler to Bairstow in the long term - rather than just because of current injury - there would be "deep conversation" and "a lot of explaining and chatting" in the offing.
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Woods shot even-par 70 despite hitting 16 of 18 greens in regulation and generally looking in control for most of the day. Sunday's final round is one of the most stressful days of his life, but he admits that feeling hasn't lifted yet.
India have yet to field the same side for two consecutive Tests under Virat Kohli s captaincy.
"We have such a bench strength that is so strong that we can change if we want to".
The Indians will be hoping that the momentum generated by their Trent Bridge win is not derailed once again at Southampton this time around.
Today, in this third and possibly final Test at the Rose Bowl, England, so often at their best at home after an unexpected defeat, will try to win the series without their best batsman from Lord's and best bowler from Trent Bridge, Chris Woakes.
The risk in fielding an injured player was highlighted by India's Mohammed Shami, who said Bairstow would be targeted if he batted at Southampton. "So when we hear this (praise), it feels very good and takes our confidence sky high".
As the tourists bid this summer to become only the second team in Test history to recover from a 2-0 deficit and prevail in a five-match series, Kohli indicated they will break with their own modern tradition here by naming an unchanged line-up.