India vs England 3rd Test: Who will win in Rajkot?

The third Test between India and England has already started. While England has already won the first test, India has won the second test. The series is tied at 1-1 in the 5-Test series. The winning team in the ongoing third Test has more chances to win the series. Now let us know the complete details of this match.

England is challenging India’s supremacy

In tests, the Indian team is good on home grounds. India will win at home against any strong team. However, this time, England will present a serious challenge to India. 

  • In the first Test held in Hyderabad, India was unexpectedly defeated. 
  • Despite the victory over England in the second Test in Vizag, the Indian middle order failed miserably. 
  • With Virat Kohli and KL Rahul already absent, Rohit Sharma is also failing. He has to hit a 100 to show the world he is back. 

While Sarfaraz Khan will play in Rahul’s place, Rajat Patidar will fill the vacant positions in the middle order along with him. Also, young batsmen Yashaswi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill in excellent form is a rallying point for India.

Pace bowlers are better than Indian spinners

Everyone thought that India’s spin bowlers would play very well in this test series. But, Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah played brilliantly in the first two Tests. Also, along with Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj performed his best. Along with spin bowlers Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav will also play in this Test. Everyone says that England spinners are already bowling better than Indian spin bowlers. Let’s hope the Indian spinners play their best in this match.

England playing with confidence

England won the first match and lost the second match. However, England will be hoping to implement the buzz ball strategy on the batting-friendly Rajkot pitch. 

In the first 2 Tests, only one pacer was given a place in the final team, England will enter the ring with only two pacers in the third Test. Mark Wood will replace spinner Shoaib Bashir. Also, this will be the 100th Test match for England captain Ben Stokes.

Pitch details

Cricket analysts predict that the Rajkot pitch is particularly likely to be more tolerant of batting. It is mentioned that the entire first pitch is likely to be flat. Ravindra Jadeja, who has gained recognition as a local player, said that pitch slowly converted to spin bowling.

Final Squads

  • India: Yashaswi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Siraj
  • England: Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Ben Foakes (WK), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, and James Anderson

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