Team India has made three changes in the third test match against England. Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik and Kuldeep Yadav have been dropped. While Indian Gabbar-Shikhar Dhawan’s return has taken place in place of Murali Vijay. Debutant Wicket-Keeper Rishabh Pant has been replaced by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. He is the 291st player from Team India who will play a Test match. Fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah has also been given a place in the playing eleven. In Trent Bridge, Team India has played 6 Test matches so far, winning only one match. England has decided to field first by winning the toss in the third Test match against Team India. In the third Test, the innings will begin with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan.
Rishabh Pant becomes 291th Test Player for India
Rishabh Pant got this award for his remarkable performence in VIVO IPL 2018. In IPL 2018 Pant has dominated the top class bowlers single handly, however, he was not able to enter his team in the Playoffs, but he wins the heart of selectors. In the first two matches, Dinesh Karthik is struggling with his for, he has been out for duck two times in four innings.
Team India could not accept anything less than victory in the third Test. Team captain Virat Kohli has also said that nothing less than this needs to be done. Anyway, if the tour is to stay alive in this series then Team India will have to win in this match. England has replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes in place of Same Curren, who was the hero of the last match.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2018
Team India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah
Team England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Oli Pop, Johnny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
As per weather department reports, the first four days of the third test will be cloudy. In this way, fast bowlers can dominate in this match. The weather was also played a big role in Team India’s defeat in the second Test. In this case, fast bowlers are more effective in the weather.