New Delhi: The third Test match between India and England is going to start from today in Motera, Ahmedabad, the world’s largest stadium. This match will be played with pink ball. It will be a day-night test match which will start at 2.30 pm Indian time. While the toss will be at 2 pm.
In the current series of four Test matches, Chennai played both the first matches. The next two matches will be played at this stadium. The two matches played in this series so far where the guest team won the first match, the Indian team made a great comeback in the second Test match and defeated England to level the series 1-1.
Before this match, there is a lot of debate about the playing eleven of the Indian team. The pair of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma will once again start the innings. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara, captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will be at number three, four and five respectively, while Rishabh Pant will get a chance again as wicketkeeper.
Umesh Yadav has returned to Team India and Hardik Pandya is already a part of the team. Pandya was not part of the playing XI in the first two Tests, but it is being told that he will be playing in the Pink-Ball Test today. With Pandya being in the playing eleven, Team India’s batting order will also be strengthened. In the bowling, Akshar Patel will get an opportunity along with R Ashwin, while the fast bowlers will be Bumrah, Umesh and Ishant. Now it has to be seen that before the match, the team management and captain Virat Kohli together decide what about the playing XI.
At the same time, a change in the opening pair will be seen when it comes to England’s playing eleven, while the visiting team can also come down with three fast bowlers, which will be James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Joffra Archer. Jack Crowley may be given the chance to replace Rory Burns, while some other changes will be seen.
Playing XI of both teams
Team India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah.
England team: Johnny Bairstow, Jack Crowley, Dom Sibley, Joe Root (captain), Stuart Broad, Ben Fox (wicketkeeper), Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Joffra Archer and Stuart Broad.