ENG vs IND Prediction: As we travel from Lord’s to Leed’s for the 3rd Test between England and India, the excitement and drama going on are sky-high. Both teams were high on energy in the last few days of the Lord’s Test match, and that makes the series even more interesting. England has announced few changes to their line-up whereas India is expected to back their best eleven. All eyes head to Headingley from Wednesday onwards for the third Test between these two fine sides.
England vs India, 3rd Test
25 August 2021, 03:30 PM IST
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ENG vs IND Head-to-Head (Tests Overall):
IND – 50%
India is a far more superior side when it comes to depth in their playing eleven and bench strength. They showcased their talents in the last two test matches and are expected to back the same eleven. England, on the other hand, has a lot of repair work to do in their batting department and their bowling which was the lone shining light is now deprived of quality pacers due to injuries to the majority of their ace fast bowlers. So bet on India to win this classic.
But the prominent betting sites are predicting an India win.
Betway: IND: 3.60; ENG: 2.62; Draw: 2.25
England vs India Top Bets:
Who will win? India (if rain doesn’t play spoilsport)
Top Batsman – KL Rahul(India), Joe Root(England)
Top Bowler – Jasprit Bumrah(India), James Anderson(England)
Player of the Match- Jasprit Bumrah(India)
Team Scores (First Innings)– England 200+, India 250+
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, R Pant, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/ Ishant Sharma, M Shami, J Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha
Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), J Bairstow, J Buttler/ Ollie Pope, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Saqib Mahmood, James Anderson
Joe Root (c), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Rory Burns, Craig Overton, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson
The pitch in Headingley is a batting paradise for the initial 3 days. Spin will have a role to play in the last two days and hence in total, it is a proper sporting wicket. the team that wins the toss is expected to bat first.
Predicted first innings score:
If ENG bats first: 200-220
If IND bats first: 230-250
A clear sky is predicted as per reports on the match days. But the weather in England can change at any point in time. The chances of 5 days of play happening completely are slim. We might have 4 days of play in total. The average temperature at Lord’s on match day is close to 20 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishab Pant
BATSMEN: Joe Root, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Haseeb Hameed/ Jonny Bairstow
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sam Curran
BOWLERS: J Anderson, O Robbinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj
Players who are expected to perform well as per ENG vs IND Dream11 Prediction.
Joe Root: He is the only reliable batsman for England. He is currently the number two ranked test batsman. He averages of over 35 in Headingley.
KL Rahul: He looks a million dollars after coming back into the test team. The classy opener was in fine form in both the ODIs and hence he is expected to continue his good run.
J Anderson: The legend is still going strong. Even with injury concerns for the majority of the English pacers, the veteran is still going strong. After a duel with Bumrah in the 2nd Test, expect a fiery comeback from Anderson.
Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah silenced all his critics in style in the last two matches. With the bat, with the ball, he is India’s main player now in Test Cricket.
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