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Match factsAugust 18-22, 2016 Start time 1000 local (1400 GMT)Big PictureThe adage good things come to those who wait has a connotation that impatience can jeopardise the chances of the arrival of good things, but it is highly unlikely impatience will hurt Indias chances of becoming No. Alex Gordon Jersey . 1 in Test cricket. Given their dominance at home over the last few years, India are almost certain to become the top-ranked Test team at some point during the 13-Test home season, but Virat Kohlis men dont want to wait that long. They have a great opportunity here, they have West Indies on the mat, they have finished two Tests inside four days, and if they win the last Test they will retain their momentary No. 1 Test ranking that came their way when Australia lost 3-0 to Sri Lanka. If they do manage to win at Queens Park Oval, it will be only the second time that they will have won three Tests in an away series.It hasnt just been about Indias content. West Indies have been accommodating hosts apart for brief spells when they have shown the discipline to push India. There was a time when they had made India bowlers wait 528 balls for a wicket, but lost their last 17 wickets in 63.5 overs to lose the third Test despite a days relief handed to them by rain. There was a time when they had reduced India to 126 for 5 in 49.3 overs but not only did they concede 227 in the rest of that innings, they went at 4.5 an over in the second when they needed to delay Indias declaration. India have been tested but not for long enough.Coming to the only ground where they have won more than they have lost in the last 10 years, West Indies will hope they can put up creditable resistance.Form guideWest Indies LDLDL (last five completed matches, most recent first)India WDWWWIn the spotlightVirat Kohli has made it clear he will be batting at No. 3 to accommodate Rohit Sharma at No. 5. Except that the last Test, when he moved up to No.3, exposing himself to a newish ball, he registered his lowest Test aggregate. Kohli, though, wants to lead by example; if he feels playing Rohit is the right thing to, he will be the first one to make a sacrifice if required. A middling attack is not a bad place to test himself at No. 3 either.First there was Darren Sammy, now there is Jason Holder: pliant Test captains whose spirit cannot be doubted but whose numbers dont justify a settled place in Test XIs. Anybody who has followed this series knows Holder has toiled his socks off but he still remains a No. 8 who averages 48.09 with the ball. He has only one wicket to show for 86.2 overs of tireless bowling with a proud seam in this series.Team newsLeon Johnson, who replaced the failing opener Rajendra Chandrika in the third Test, hasnt set the world alight but has shown promise. West Indies are likely to give him another Test. Queens Park Oval has traditionally been a spinner-friendly surface so if West Indies bring back Devendra Bishoo, it will have to be at the expense of one of the three specialist quicks, none of whom had a horrible Test in St Lucia.West Indies (probable): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Leon Johnson, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Roston Chase, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9, 10 and 11 (out of) Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel and Devendra BishooVirat Kohli made it quite clear he was not going to give Rohit Sharma just the one Test. With the addition of Bhuvneshwar Kumars swing to the side, the attack is well rounded. The only man whose place might be in question now is Shikhar Dhawan, if India look to draft M Vijay back in.India (probable): 1 KL Rahul, 2 M Vijay/Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 Rohit Sharma, 6 R Ashwin, 7 Wriddhiman Saha, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Ishant SharmaPitch and conditionsA dry pitch awaits the teams at the Queens Park Oval, with Kohli expecting turn and bounce for the spinners. Kohli, however, said he had spotted a couple of damp patches on Tuesday, and would wait to see how the pitch looked on the first morning before deciding on the composition of Indias XI. There has been intermittent rain in Port-of-Spain in the lead-up to the match, and weather interruptions are likely.Stats and triviaR Ashwin needs eight wickets in the fourth Test to join Clarrie Grimmett as the fastest to 200 Test wicketsNo West Indies batsman has averaged more than 40 in this series, only two bowlers are under that markFive of Indias batsmen have averaged over 40; none of their bowlers are over that markAmong grounds in West Indies that have hosted 10 or more Tests, Queens Park Oval has afforded spinners the best average - 36.66. The Bourda Oval in Guyana is the only other venue in West Indies where spinners average under 40, a marginal 39.94QuotesIts a nice incentive, but it doesnt really change anything for the team. Our goal has been to play good cricket, and weve done that in the past one year or so. We want to continue with the same.Virat Kohli on the No. 1 Test ranking that will be theirs if they win the final TestPersonally Id have liked to have done a little bit better. With the bat, Ive got a few starts. Wickets have not been coming my way, but [I have been] doing part of my job in terms of holding up the ends and working real hard and giving the other bowlers time to rest. That part Ive been doing well in this series, but I just havent got the wickets to show.Jason Holder assesses his own performance in the series so far Paulo Orlando Jersey . The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. 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Theyre trying to keep from returning to their past struggles, where they once had a streak of 28 consecutive losing seasons.Oregon State kicks off fall practices Friday at Summit High School in Bend, trying to end a slide of two consecutive losing seasons. The most recent time the Beavers posted three straight losing seasons was 1996 to 98.Achieving a winning season in 2016 is expected to be a steep climb, as the Beavers are coming off a 2-10 season, their worst since 1995. Oregon State was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 North in the preseason media poll.Oregon State returns 11 starters, including seven on offense. Among the newcomers looking to make an impact this season is quarterback Darrel Garretson, a junior transfer from Utah State who won the starting job during the spring.Because of the stadium construction, Oregon State is moving the start of fall practice off campus for the first time ever to Bend, located about 125 miles southeast of Corvallis in Central Oregon. The Beavers will hold practice for the first six days in Bend, before returning to OSUs campus Aug. 11.Oregon States second-year coach Gary Andersen hopes to increase the teams unity and chemistry during the week away from Corvallis.I want them to get to know some different people. Well be doing some very different bonding situations in Bend that are a little bit different than what weve done in the past. Does it win you games? No. Do I believe it helps? Yes, Andersen said.Sophomore receiver Seth Collins said players are looking forward to starting fall camp in Bend.Its going to bee a fun thing, but I think its going to be physical. Bo Jackson Jersey. It just adds to the overall camaraderie, Collins said.This season marks a change for Collins, as he was Oregon States starting quarterback coming out of fall camp last season. Collins started seven games, then after an injury, played at wide receiver during OSUs season finale against Oregon, scoring three rushing touchdowns.Im not really sure what my role will be, but when I touch the ball, I plan on making things happen, Collins said.In Collins place at quarterback is Garretson, who passed for 2,586 yards and 18 touchdowns in two seasons at Utah State prior to transferring to Oregon State in June 2015.The redshirt year was hard, but I got to work on a lot of stuff, got to work on certain things you normally wouldnt be able to work on during the season. The year off was beneficial, for sure, said the 6-foot, 210-pound Garretson, whose uncle Ron is an NBA referee.Competition figures to be intense during the four weeks of preseason practice. There are at least half the starting jobs up for grabs, and new coordinators to impress in defensive coordinator Kevin Clune and co-offensive coordinators Kevin McGiven and T.J. 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