AHMEDABAD: The third match of the four-match Test series between India and England, included in the world cricket teams, will be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium. The match will be played from 2:30 pm today. It will be a day-night test match. India and England are currently 1–1 in the Test series.
In this match, Team India would not like to take any risk and can avoid defeat. A loss in either of the next two Tests could be a tough road for Team India’s WTC. The stadium at Motera has been redesigned and the pitch here is completely new to Team India. So far, Team India has played only two Test matches with pink ball. In December last year, the first Test played against Australia in Adelaide was played with pink ball, where Team India suffered a crushing defeat. In the second innings, Team India were reduced to just 36 runs, which is the lowest score in their Test history.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Wriddhiman 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 Crowley, Ben Fox, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Seby, Ben Stokes, Ollie Stone. Chris Woakes, Mark Wood