AUG 25, 2021 03:08 PM IST
England have made a couple of changes.
Dawid Malan replaces Dom Sibley, He averages 56 in FC cricket
Craig Overton replaces the injured Mark Wood
AUG 25, 2021 03:06 PM IST
England Playing XI for 3rd Test
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson
AUG 25, 2021 03:04 PM IST
India Playing XI for 3rd Test
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
AUG 25, 2021 03:03 PM IST
No R Ashwin for India, they have gone in with an unchanged XI. England are playing Dawind Malan and Craig Overton.
AUG 25, 2021 03:01 PM IST
India captain Virat Kohli wins the toss and opts to bat first.
AUG 25, 2021 03:00 PM IST
First look at Headingley pitch
It does look a lot browner than what we have got in this series so far. Does that mean Ashwin will get a game?
AUG 25, 2021 02:53 PM IST
India’s pace attack holds the key
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have been brilliant in this series so far. And then they have Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav waiting in the wings. This Indian pace attack is once in a generation and they will once again have a key role to play in this Test match.
AUG 25, 2021 02:45 PM IST
All set for the IND vs ENG 3rd Test
AUG 25, 2021 02:41 PM IST
Headingley weather update
A Test match in England can never be complete without discussing the weather. As far as weather forecasts are concerned, the chances of rain today in Headingley are slim, it will be cloudy but rain is unlikely but then again, don’t believe us, don’t believe any weather predictions in England.
AUG 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Question marks over Pujara
There is real no reason why India should make a change to their playing XI after the powerpacked performance at Lord’s but that doesn’t mean there are no causes for concern for the Kohli-led side. Pujara and Rahane are yet to find their best touch. The due did put together an all-important century stand in India’s second innings in the previous Test but Pujara still continuous to under the spot light. It will be interesting to see if India go with Hanuma Vihari but chances of that are quite slim.
AUG 25, 2021 02:26 PM IST
We’ve been asking this question since the start of the series and guess what nothing has changed even before the start of the third one. The fan within desperately wants to the world’s best spinner in the Indian XI but the conditions and the success of the four seamers makes one skeptical. Headingley is expected to be drier than the previous two venues, which means chances of seeing Ashwin is relatively higher but relative is the keyword here.
AUG 25, 2021 02:19 PM IST
England certain to make at least two changes
England are certain to make two changes today. Opener Dom Sibley was axed from the squad following his prolonged dry run at the top of the order. He will be replaced by left-hander Dawid Malan, who is making a comeback to the Test side after more than two years. Haseeb Hamid and Rory Burns are likely to open for England with Malan coming at No.3. The biggest headache for them, however, will be selecting the injured Mark Wood’s replacement. It will be toss-up between Craig Overton and Saqib Mahmood.
AUG 25, 2021 02:15 PM IST
England’s top-order is not scoring. The middle-order heavily dependent on captain Joe Root. The seamers apart from James Anderson, don’t look that threatening and to top it all, they lost the second Test from a winning position and also lost seamer Mark Wood due to a shoulder injury. Things may look a bit gloomy on the surface for the hosts but they have enough firepower to turn things around.
AUG 25, 2021 02:07 PM IST
India registered a victory that is sure to find its way in the history of Indian cricket at Lord’s. Till the first 30 minutes of Day 5 it was England who were favourites to win the second Test but India staged a remarkable turn around holding the hand of their lower-order and then the four-pronged seam attack to win the match by 151 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. They will be high on confidence when they take on England today in the third Test at Headingley.
AUG 25, 2021 10:52 AM IST
India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 – LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 1 of the third Test between India and England. Can Virat Kohli and co. get off to a bright start riding high on Lord’s success?