The third Test match between India and England will begin tomorrow at Ahmedabad. Ahead of the pink ball Test match we bring you all the fantasy tips, predicted XI, top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 2:30 pm IST
Venue: Motera, Ahmedabad
India made a stunning comeback in the series and comprehensively defeated England in the second Test. The hosts will be aiming to back it back to back wins and go one step closer to the ICC world Test championship final.
England on the other hand needs to play their strongest playing XI in the third Test. After losing the second Test they will be keen to make a statement and outclass India in front of a capacity crowd at Ahmedabad.
Head To Head
Overall- 124 matches
England won- 48
India won- 26
The sun will shine bright on all 5 days of the Test match with no chance of any rain.
There’s suspense regarding the pitch at Motera as nobody knows how it will play during the Test match. The pitch had a fair covering of grass a few days back however the curator has gotten rid of the tinge of grass which suggests that spinners will come quickly in the match.
Injury and Availability News
India has no injury concerns ahead of the big Test match and is expected to play their strongest 11.
For England, Johnny Bairstow and Mark Wood have joined the side for the last two Test matches and both are likely to play in the Test match.
India vs England- Fantasy Tips
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli ©, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Root, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes/ Johnny Bairstow (WK), Ben Stokes, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Jake Leach, Jofra Archer
India vs England – Top Fantasy Picks
Joe Root: Talking about fantasy tips, the first name in your fantasy XI should be the England captain Joe Root. He smashed a match-winning double century in the first Test and will be keen to continue his dream run in 2021 in the crucial Test match.
Ben Stokes: The England all-rounder will be keen to contribute in all three departments in the second Test match. Stokes should also be part of your fantasy team as his all-round game will help you fetch a lot of points.
Ravichandran Ashwin: After his heroics in the last Test match, Ashwin is a must in your fantasy side. It is important to pick a player like Ashwin in your fantasy XI as he contributes with both bat and ball and helps you gain a lot of points.
Rohit Sharma: The Indian opener scored a majestic century in the second Test which helped India to level the series. Rohit is in great touch and will be aiming to make it back to back hundreds in Tests at Ahmedabad.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: R. Ashwin
Vice-Captain: Joe Root
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen –Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Joe Root, Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Axar Patel
Bowlers –R. Ashwin, Anderson, Bumrah, Ishant Sharma