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England vs India 2021: 3rd Test – Match Prediction – Who Will Win The Match?

Virat Kohli led Team India is all set to face Joe Root's England in the third Test match of the series at Headingley, Leeds on 25 August

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Virat Kohli led India defeated mighty England by a huge margin of 151 runs at the home of cricket Lord’s cricket ground London to take the 1-0 lead in the series. Now the teams will be heading into the third encounter at Headingley, Leeds on 25th August. It will be interesting to see can England make a comeback to level the series or India will once again dominate.

The Indian team found several positives in the Lord’s Test against England. As most of the players performed well at least in one inning. Especially Indian pace battery which consists of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah looked in great form. On the batting side of things, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are looking sensationally good.

Meanwhile, Team England’s biggest positive from Lord’s Test was the form of their skipper Joe Root. Joe Root is having a highly impressive run with the bat and he is carrying the English batting unit on his back. Meanwhile, England has made few changes in the squad heading into the third Test.

As Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley have been dropped and Dawid Malan has been called up. Also pacer Saqib Mahmood is likely to make his debut in the third Test after Mark Wood was ruled out.

England vs India 2021: 3rd Test – Match Details

When: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 3:30 PM IST

Where: Headingley, Leeds.

England vs India 2021: 3rd Test – Predicted Playing XI

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan/ Ollie Pope, Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, James Anderson.

England vs India 2021: 3rd Test – Who Will Win The Match

England management has made some changes in the team after the Lord’s defeat. However, those might not be enough to defeat the Indian team who is in the red hot form. India will be heading into the match with a lot of confidence after the Lord’s victory. The match is expected to take a lot of twists and turn.

However in the end India is expected to win the game and lead the series by 2-0.

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