India vs England 3rd Test: The third match of the Test series will be played between India and England from 15 February. This match will be held at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Team India has played two matches here so far. During this period, one match has been won and the other has been a draw. Team India's spin bowling attack may prove heavy on England for the Rajkot Test. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the most wickets for India here. Whereas Virat Kohli is the player who scores the most runs.
How is Team India's preparation for Rajkot?
The Indian team had registered a spectacular victory in Visakhapatnam. They are on par with England in the series. England had won the first match. Now in the third match, the Indian team will take the field with a new strategy. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubhman Gill had performed well for that. It is almost certain that both these players will be in the playing eleven. Gill was performing poorly for a long time. But scored a century in the last match. Team India took Devdutt Padikkal in the team. If Sarfaraz Khan gets a debut, he can also prove beneficial for India.
Team India's performance in Rajkot –
India has played two test matches so far at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. During this period, one match has been won and the other has been a draw. Team India had defeated West Indies by an innings and 272 runs on this ground. This match was played in October 2018. Before this, Team India had played a match against England in 2016. This match was drawn.
Top class performance of Kohli-Ashwin –
Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the most wickets for Team India in Rajkot. He has taken 9 wickets in the 4 innings played here. His best performance in an innings has been taking 4 wickets for 37 runs. Ravindra Jadeja is at number two. Jadeja has taken 7 wickets in 4 innings. Virat Kohli is on top in terms of scoring most runs. Kohli has scored 228 runs in 3 innings. He has also scored a century.
Safaraz-Dhruv may get a chance to debut –
Team India can give a chance to debut to Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel. Sarfaraz has a good record in domestic cricket. He also recently scored a century against England Lions. Sarfaraz has scored 3912 runs in first class matches. Whereas Dhruv has scored 790 runs in first class matches with the help of one century and five half-centuries.
The air in England can be tight –
Team India's talented batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal had scored a double century in the last match. Whereas Shubman had scored a century. Both these players can do wonders in Rajkot also. If Yashasvi stakes the wicket, it will be a problem for England. The interesting thing is that India has young players as well as experienced players.
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