Though India has not made square turners, it has managed to win two out of three tests. Now they move to Whankade, Mumbai, to wrap up the series. English on the skip side had to win the test match to stay alive in the competition though they cannot win from here on. Rehane is ruled out of test match while Shammi is also uncertain to play the match.
Manish Pandey in for Ajinkya rehane
Manish pandey has been called for the test match in place of injured Rehane. Shardul thakur is also called in place of Shammi for safe side. But Bhuvi might get the nod.
India has lost its last two test matches played against Englands at Whankade. Which is a favorable event for them England. This is the first test will be played at Whankade post Sachin tendulkar retirement. Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement here. This the first time a test is being played Whankade without Sachin tendulkar since 1989.Pitch will help for the spinners on first three days, but it might not trouble batsmen after day three. This is expected to be Taylor made for Ravindra jadeja.
Not only India is struggling with injuries, England is also facing the same problem. Habseeb Hameed, Who made an impact in first two tests, is ruled out for the remainder series. Keith Jennings is his replacement. England called Lain Dawson also for the rest of the series. Liam Dawson has arrived from Bangladesh after his campaign for Rangpur raiders in Bangladesh Premiere league.
- India has won 10 out of 24 matches played at Wankhade.
- India the past 20 years 9 test matches were played on this ground where no fast bowler has picked up a five wicket haul, But spinners grabbed five wicket hauls on 13 occasions.
- If India wins the series it would become the first time India would win five consecutive series’ in 84 years.
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