The 3rd Test match of the five-match series between India and England begins on 26 November 2016. The match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. The second Test was dominated by host India who won the match easily by 246 runs over their visitors England. India has taken a crucial 1-0 lead in the India vs England 5-match test series. Star Sports network having the live telecast of a match from 9.30pm onwards in India. The match will start in a couple of days till then see the India vs England 3rd Test prediction, match preview and the probable playing eleven.
The England team played really well in the first Test and match went draw but Second Test was quite the contrast to the First Test as India won the match very easily. India nicely used the wicket and scored 455 all out in their first innings despite a poor start by opener KL Rahul who went for a duck and Murali Vijay who went out for 20.
But skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara take the responsibility and smashed 167 and 119 runs respectively. England failed to reach the target and team all out for 255 in their first inning. India made 204 all out in the 2nd innings and visitor England got a target of 405 but they struggled on a spinning wicket and went all out for 158.
India vs England 3rd Test Match Preview
The 3rd Test between India vs England to be held in Mohali. The wicket of Mohali always favor a fast bowlers and host India has a good track record at this venue. The wicket helps pacers and England’s Stuart Broad and James Anderson would become more dangerous. But India will want to have a spinning track as England’s bowling strength are their pacers. India also has swing bowlers in the form of Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav who loves to swing bowl.
India’s batting also looked good and skipper Virat Kohli is leading the team from the front. The newly selected Parthiv Patel will look to make some runs after come back while Ajinkya Rahane yet to show his potential in the series. On other hand, England’s batting looked also good but they struggling on turning track. The team needs to play at their potential to win the 3rd Test match.
India vs England 3rd Test Prediction
Looking at the current situation, the match would go in two directions, either India will win or draw. The host India is in good form and Virat Kohli playing on another level. England has to play stable against Indian spinners if they hope to win this match.
India: Virat Kohli (skipper), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav
England: Alistair Cook (skipper), Haseeb Hameed, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad/Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty