The India vs England 3rd Test match is about to begin at 2:30 PM IST on Wednesday (February 24). Welcome to the Motera Stadium, world’s biggest cricket stadium is going to host its first ever cricket match. Both the teams are ready to lock horns after winning one match each out of two. Both the teams are eager to compete at every level and in all departments.
As it is the first ever match at this venue, the pitch behavior is quite unpredictable for both teams and each one is supposed to play at a safer side. Half of the capacity audience is allowed to come and enjoy the Day-Night pink ball test match. For more updates about this match and to know cricket betting tips stay tuned with us.
Today, the Indian cricket team will play only their third Day-Night Test match. Day and Night Tests are played with a pink ball, which has been in trends over the years. All leading ball manufacturers produce the pink ball.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
England: Rory Burns/Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Dom Bess/Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson
What Captains Say:
Joe Root: Playing against India in the subcontinent you expect the ball to spin and I'm sure at some point it will. But if conditions are more seam-orientated, then the experience of growing up in English conditions should be in our favour.
Virat Kohli: We are focused on our strengths as a team. There are weaknesses in the opposition as well and we have the bowlers to exploit those weaknesses. If the conditions are going to be seamer-friendly, then it's going to that for us too.