New Delhi: The third day of the Lord’s Test between India and England (IND vs ENG) was named after Joe Root. The English captain played an unbeaten innings of 180 runs and got rid of the sweat of the Indian bowlers. Due to this, the hosts managed to take a 27-run lead on the basis of the first innings.
Indian batsmen have to show their mettle
In response to Team India’s 364 runs, England’s first innings ended on 391 runs. Batting on the fourth day, India will have to put up a big score or else the match will slip out of their hands. It has to be seen on Sunday whether Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul can repeat their stellar performances again or not.
Will the rain interfere or not?
The chances of weather interference in the second Test between India and England are slim as it is still sunny. Fans are praying that it does not rain this time. Significantly, the first Test match of the series could not be completed due to rain and a good chance of winning it was slipped from the hands of Team India.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
India’s full team: Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha.
England’s Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
England full squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Saqib Mehmood, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Jack Crowley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Mark Wood , Craig Overton.
Match start time At 3:30 pm Indian time.