The newly renovated Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is all set to host its first day-night Test match when India take on England in the third of the four-match series starting Wednesday, February 24.
After two Test matches, the series is currently tied at 1-1, with the visitors winning the first match by 227 runs and the Indian cricket team levelling the series by winning the second game by 317 runs at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Watch India vs England 3rd Test match live.
The world’s largest cricket stadium, Motera can accommodate as many as 110,000 fans, but for the third Test, the state association of Gujarat has decided to allow 50 per cent spectators. Both India and England have made a host of changes to the squad for the third Test.
While Umesh Yadav makes his return in place of Shardul Thakur for India, England will welcome the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley and Mark Wood.
This will be India’s second pink-ball Test at home.
India vs England 2021 squads for 3rd Test
India Test squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav
England Test squad: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (wicket-keeper), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
India vs England 3rd Test predicted playing XI
India predicted playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
England predicted playing 11: Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns or Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wicket-keeper), Ollie Pope, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, James Anderson
Where to watch India vs England 3rd Test live?
India vs England third pink-ball Test will be telecast live at 2:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 3 HD, and corresponding SD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the IND vs ENG 3rd Test will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
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