AHMEDABAD: The third match of the four-game test series between India and England (India v England), which are among the world’s cricket giants, will be played at the Motera pitch in Ahmedabad, the largest world cricket stadium. This match will be played from 2:30 p.m. today. It will be a Day Night Test match. Teams India and England are tied 1-1 in the test series.
Victory is necessary for India
The Indian team would not like to take any risks and avoid defeat. Losing Team India in one of the next two tests may make their way to the WTC final difficult. Motera stadium has been prepared in a new way and the pitch here is completely new for the Indian team. So far, the Indian team have only played two pink ball test matches.
Team India was reduced to 36 last time
The first test played in Adelaide against Australia (Australia) in December last year was played with a pink ball, where the Indian team suffered a crushing defeat. The Indian team was reduced to just 36 points in the second set, which is the lowest score in their testing history.
A look at the fast bowlers
It is possible that India will change the strategy of playing three spinners in the team for the third test. In the first two tests in Chennai, the Indian team played three spinners. In the day-night test played so far, most of the wickets are jerks from the fast bowlers. In India’s first day-night test against Bangladesh, Ravindra Jadeja played two and Ravichandran Ashwin only played five assists.
Gavaskar performed 10,000 tests
Ahmedabad is the cricket ground which has seen many achievements related to Indian cricket. While Sunil Gavaskar completed 10,000 tries here, Kapil Dev gave his best performance with nine wickets for 83 races here and later broke Richard Headley’s then record for most try wickets on the same field. .
Ishant will play the 100th test
Today, Ishant Sharma will land on the pitch for his 100th test match and become the second Indian fast pitcher to achieve this feat after Kapil. Where Sachin Tendulkar finished his first double century in test matches, Ravichandran Ashwin will try to join the club to take 400 test wickets for which he needs six wickets.
Umesh may have a chance
India would like Motera’s ground to help the spinners take a 2-1 lead, but how the ground performs remains to be seen. Umesh Yadav passed his fitness test and that’s good news for India. In this case, Kuldeep Yadav can be excluded from the XI of the game. Umesh and Ishant had dismissed Bangladesh twice in six sessions in the first day and night test match played in Calcutta, but England have players like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow who will pose a serious challenge.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Riddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
England: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Joffra Archer, Johnny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jack Crawley, Ben Fox, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.