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IND vs ENG 3rd Test, India vs England 3rd Test

IND vs ENG 3rd Test, India vs England 3rd Test

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: There comes another thrilling clash as England will lock horns with India in the third Test of the five-match Test series. Currently, the series is tied at 1-1 after two Tests & now both parties would aim to get a lead in the series.

In the Indian team, the availability of Virat Kohli is still under doubt. While KL Rahul too will miss the series while Shreyas Iyer has been dropped due to poor form. For England, Shoaib Bashir, who impressed with four wickets in Vizag on debut, is likely to make way for Mark Wood which will give England two pace bowlers in their XI after having only 41-year-old James Anderson in the last Test.

India has so far played two Tests & has not lost either one of them in Rajkot. They drew with England in 2016 before thrashing West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in 2018. It will interesting to find out who will win this clash.


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IND vs ENG 3rd Test, India vs England 3rd Test

Led by the resilient Rohit Sharma, the Indian team has faced its fair share of challenges in this series. Despite missing key players due to injuries, India has showcased remarkable depth and talent. Youngsters like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill have risen to the occasion, delivering standout performances when it mattered most. With the experienced Jasprit Bumrah leading the bowling attack and spin maestros Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin providing crucial support, India boasts a formidable lineup capable of turning the tide in their favor.

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IND vs ENG 3rd Test, India vs England 3rd Test
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England, under the dynamic leadership of Ben Stokes, has proven to be a formidable opponent throughout the series. Despite facing adversity, including injuries and debutants, the English side has demonstrated resilience and determination. With seasoned campaigners like James Anderson spearheading the bowling department and promising talents like Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope bolstering the batting lineup, England poses a significant threat to India’s aspirations.

Predicted Playing XIs:


  1. Rohit Sharma (c)
  2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  3. Shubman Gill
  4. Devdutt Padikkal
  5. Rajat Patidar
  6. KS Bharat (wk)
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin
  9. Jasprit Bumrah
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Kuldeep Yadav


  1. Zak Crawley
  2. Ben Duckett
  3. Ollie Pope
  4. Joe Root
  5. Ben Stokes (c)
  6. Jonny Bairstow
  7. Ben Foakes (wk)
  8. Rehan Ahmed
  9. Mark Wood
  10. Tom Hartley
  11. James Anderson

Pitch and Weather Conditions:

Rajkot is set to witness sweltering temperatures throughout the match, with no respite from the scorching heat. The pitch is expected to offer assistance to batsmen initially before gradually favoring spinners as the match progresses. Both captains are likely to opt to bat first upon winning the toss, aiming to capitalize on favorable batting conditions and put early pressure on the opposition.

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Winning Prediction

With the series delicately poised, expect a fierce battle between bat and ball. While England has showcased resilience and fighting spirit, India’s superior depth and talent make them the favorites for the 3rd Test. Our prediction leans towards India clinching victory in what promises to be a thrilling contest filled with twists and turns.

Final Thoughts:

As anticipation reaches a fever pitch, cricket fans around the world eagerly await the spectacle that is the 3rd Test between England and India. With both teams leaving no stone unturned in their quest for supremacy, the stage is set for an epic showdown that will captivate audiences and etch itself into the annals of cricketing history. So buckle up and get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions as these cricketing giants collide in a battle for glory.

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