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| On Aug 20, 2021 1:15 AM IST

ENG vs IND 3rd Test: Possible Playing 11 of India


IND Playing 11: A confident India will now take on England in the third Test at Headingley, Leeds. With a historic victory at Lord’s, Team India is on a high and will be looking to continue the momentum. It was an overall team performance which gave them the victory and that will be satisfying for the team. The openers have been giving good starts and bowlers have been clinical so far. India will believe they have a great chance of registering a win here. In 128 Tests played between these teams, England leads India 49-31. 50 matches have ended in a draw.

Team News

  • Headingley is known for its cold weather and seamer-friendly conditions which could mean India will go with 4 fast bowlers again.
  • Shardul Thakur is likely to be fit but India is likely to continue the winning combination.

IND Playing 11 (likely)

Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli (C)
Ajinkya Rahane
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Ravindra Jadeja
Ishant Sharma
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Siraj

India’s openers have historically struggled in overseas conditions in Test cricket. But Rahul and Rohit Sharma have been exceptional so far. Both have countered the new ball and have gone on to give big starts to the team. Virat Kohli’s form remains a concern and his century drought is only getting longer. With 4 quality fast bowlers, the bowling attack looks excellent in terms of skill and temperament. Bumrah has been outstanding with the new ball while Siraj has looked threatening too.

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India Squad

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran.
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla.

Where to Watch ENG vs IND Live 3rd Test

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs India 3rd Test match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played from 25-29 August and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).

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