After a fantastic win at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, India will take on England in the third test match on Wednesday, August 25 at Headingley, Leeds. The visitors are leading the five-match test series 1-0.
The Indian pacers led a spirited comeback at Lord’s, to win the second test by 151 runs. England was set a target of 271 in the fourth innings, on the back of Ajinkya Rahane-Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah-Mohammed Shami’s vital partnerships. While chasing the target, the hosts crumbled to 120 runs handing India a historic win. KL Rahul was awarded the Player of the Match award for his magnificent century in the first innings.
WHAT. A. WIN! 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2021
Heading into the third test match, England has plenty of woes to sort, including the absence of Mark Wood. The English openers have also been a cause of concern for the hosts. Dawid Malan and Saqib Mahmood are expected to make their way in the playing XI for the third Test. On the other hand, India will be happy with their performance in the last test and is likely to continue with the same XI.
With England looking to level the series and India looking to consolidate the lead, we are in for an exciting test match at Headingley, Leeds.
England vs India, Match Details
Match: England vs India, 3rd Test
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Date & Time: August 25 to August 29, at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
The wicket at Headingley, Leeds usually offers assistance to the seamers. The team winning the toss will look to bat first. The average first innings score at the ground is 307. There is some prediction for rain later in the match. However, it is not expected to play a big role.
England vs India 3rd Test: Predicted Playing XI
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 22, 2021
England: Joe Root (C), Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Saqib Mahmood
India: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma
England vs India 2021: 3rd Test – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, KL Rahul, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ollie Robinson
Captain: Virat Kohli | Vice Captain: James Anderson
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Saqib Mahmood
Captain: Jasprit Bumrah | Vice Captain: Joe Root