England Vs India 5th Test Preview, Probable Playing11, Pitch Report, Live Streaming

England Vs India 3rd Test Preview: Following the eventful affair at the Home of Cricket Lords, team India would look further to stamp its authority over England in the upcoming third test match at Headingley Leeds. The opening test match ended in a draw as the rain played spoilsport, however, India made a complete turnaround in the second match. The visitors are currently leading the five matches test series by 1-0 after two matches.

While India will be confident enough to lengthen the lead in the third test, Joe Root led England will be hoping to level the series by thrashing India in the Leeds test match.

There is a lot going around both teams right now. England has earlier suffered another blow after Mark Wood was ruled out for the third test match. The hosts are now left with limited opportunities among pacers.

Virat Kohli and the Indian management on the other hand will somehow have to find a way to fit Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing 11 of the third test match. Ashwin warmed the bench in the opening two Test matches, however, the spinner is highly unlikely to be seated out of the regular playing 11. Moreover, all-rounder, Shardul Thakur is also available for the selection in the third test match.

England vs India 3rd Test Match Details:

Match: England vs India 3rd Test Match

Day/Date: Aug 25, Wed – Aug 29, Sun

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

Time: 3:30 PM IST.

England vs India Head to Head Records in Test Matches:

Total Test Matches Played128
Won by India30
Won by England49
India’s win percentage23.43
England’s win percentage38.58
Draw percentage39.37

England vs India 3rd Test Pitch Report and Weather:

The surface is expected to be a bit damp on the opening day of the test match. The ball will have less carry for the pacers. There will be enough movement for the seamers to trouble the batters. Partial cloud covers are expected on all five days.

The forecast didn’t show any showers, however, there can be a few as the game progresses. The light will be a factor. The match was delayed in the second test due to insufficient light. Overall a good match of the bat and ball will be seen in the Headingley Leeds.

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England vs India Live Streaming:

TV: Sky Sports

Live Streaming: SonyLIV

England vs India 3rd Test Probable Playing11 and Squads:

England Playing XI:

Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood/Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.

England Complete Squad:

Joe Root(c), Rory Burns, James Anderson, Haseeb Hameed, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, Daniel Lawrence, Ollie Pope.

India Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli ©, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma/R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj. 

India’s Complete Squad:

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

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