ENG vs IND Dream11: The hosts England got back in the groove as they registered an emphatic win by an innings and 76 runs versus India in the third Test. As a result of their triumph, the series now hangs in the balance with a 1-1 score line. There is an air of anticipation that Virat Kohli could opt for a few changes in the team heading to the Oval, while, Joe Root and his men will be soaring high in confidence after their recent success in Leeds. That being said, here are a few key players from both camps that could have a big part to play.
Joe Root has been in the form of his life in the ongoing series versus India. With three hundreds and a fifty, The English captain has truly asserted himself, and is expected to score a few more heading forward. From the 108 Tests he has featured in, the 30-year-old has scored 9221 runs, which includes 50 fifties and 23 hundreds, at an average of 50.4.
Joe Root in Tests
Rohit Sharma might have not scored big in the series so far, but has looked as one of the most reliable batsman for Team India versus England. The specialist opening batsman has scored a couple of half centuries and will be eying a significant contribution this time around. From the 42 Tests that he has featured in, Rohit Sharma has scored 2909 runs with an average of 46.2. He also has 14 fifties and seven hundreds to his name.
In spite of James Anderson being the certified wicket taker for England over the years, it’s Ollie Robinson who is leading the pile with 14 wickets from the three Tests in the series. The 27-yer-old has been a part of just four Tests for England so far, but has 23 wickets to his name, that includes a four-wicket haul, and two fifers as well.
Ollie Robinson in Tests
Best Figures: 5/65
Jasprit Bumrah might have not had the best of Tests the last time around, but can continue to be a threat with the ball in hand. Bumrah has 14 wickets under his belt in the series so far, and has surprisingly contributed well with the bat on certain occasions. After an underwhelming show at Leeds, India’s premium fast bowler will be expected to bounce back.
Jasprit Bumrah in Tests
Best Figures: 6/27
James Anderson has been one of the most lethal bowlers when it comes to red ball cricket for England. In the previous Test, the veteran fast bowled set the tone by picked up three early wickets in the first innings, and played a major role in bundling India out for 68. Anderson has represented England in 165 Tests, and has 630 wickets under his belt so far.
James Anderson in Tests
Best Figures: 7/42
The match will be broadcasted on Sony Six, and can be streamed live on Sony Liv.