After losing a couple of Test Matches in Lords and Edgbaston, India is all set to take on England once again at Trent Bridge. As per the pictures coming in, it’s a bright day at Nottingham so the fans can enjoy a full game of 90 overs. India lost the first test match in Edgbaston by 31 runs and the one at Lord’s was quite a humiliating one. England thrashed India by an inning and 159 runs. The third test could be the decider for India as this could be the last chance for the guests to get back to winning ways.
The biggest headache for Virat Kohli to sort out the top order woes and he will have to juggle a bit with his batting options. However, Rishabh Pant could make a debut today considering the fact that KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan have disappointed the skipper. Here’s a small trivia about Pant. Rishabh Pant becomes the 291st player in history to represent India in Test cricket.
For England, Ben Stokes makes a comeback in place of Sam Curran. "As a team, we've just got to make sure we have five days of good solid cricket. We've got a huge opportunity in front of us, but ultimately - as we have so far - we've got to start well first morning, and then try to carry that forward,” said Joe Root.
England (From): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, James Porter
India (From): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Karun Nair, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Rishabh Pant