The biggest cricket stadium in India ‘Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad’ has been inaugurated today and the 3rd test match between IND vs ENG has been underway. Its a pink ball test which means that its going to be a Day/Night contest so dew factor will also play a crucial role in this battle. Team India has the momentum on their side after giving a 300+ run defeat to the visitors in the 2nd test.
England has won the toss after which they have opted to bat first. English team management has made 4 changes to the team as James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Johnny Bairstow, Zak Crawley came back in place of Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence, Olly Stone and Moeen Ali. India has made a couple of changes as well as Jasprit Bumrah comes in place of Mohammed Sirraj and Washington Sundar comes in for Kuldip Yadav.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
England (Playing XI): Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
IND vs ENG 3rd Test 24 February 2021 – 28 February 2021 Day by Day Updates
Day 1 – England 1st Innings – 112 All Out – 48.4 Overs – India 1st Innings – 99/3 – 33 Overs – Stumps
Day 2 – India 1st Innings – 145 All Out – 53.2 Overs – England 2nd Innings – 81 All Out – 30.4 Overs – India 2nd Innings – 49/0 – 7.4 Overs
Result – India won the match by 10 wickets
As far as our prediction for this match is concerned India is clear favorite to win this match as they will take full benefit of the home advantage. Rohit Sharma has made it very much clear in the recent press conference so we are once again expecting a very spinny track and a nightmare for the England batters.