It’s do or die situation for the hots. Having lost the first two tests, it mandatory for Kohli’s entourage to win to be alive in the contention for the series. The way they have lost the first two tests, it looks impossible for team India recover.
Third test England Vs India Live scorecard
England to win the test match.
Kohli to score century in first innings.
Broad to pick up four or more wickets
Stokes back in the side
Ben Stokes has joined the squad after appearing for trail during second test, fortunately for him and England, judgment came in favour for him . Moen Ali ,who took his place in second test, joined Worcester squad and scored a century yesterday against Birmingham in vitality t20 blast.
No other changes are expected from England as England are not yet done with the series .
Selection woes for India
None of the players other than Kohli played English bowlers with content. Even kohli did not play England good enough to escape criticism. India faced it’s worst ever victory under kohli. This is the first time kohli has faced two consecutive defeat as captain in his career. Dinesh Karthik is the one most likely to be axed first. Rishabh pant will make debut if so. But it would be a tough debut to carrer. Post match 2 Kohli has admitted that India did not deserve to win. Shikhar Dhawan might get a chance to in place of M Vijay.Rehane is also couple of bad innings away to lose his place
Ishant Sharma is five wickets away complete 250 wickets in test career.
Average of top 3 batmen is 9.83 in this series.
Nottimgham is pitch which usually favours pacers. So,it is highly unlikely that both teams would play with more than one spinner. Rain predicted in more than two days, but not string enough to stop result.