Leads: The third match of the five-match Test series between India and England will be played at Headingley ground in Leeds from 3:30 pm today. Team India’s captain Virat Kohli has already disclosed before the match about how the pitch will be in the third test. The Indian team management has found that there will be less grass on the pitch in the third Test against England at Headingley.
Such will be the pitch in the third test match
Kohli said that the kind of wicket he got at Lord’s, he expected a different kind of wicket. Regarding the pitch of the third Test, Kohli said, ‘We were surprised to see the kind of pitch it was, to be honest, I did not expect it and I thought there would be more grass.’
Kohli said, ‘Ashwin can probably play because of the pitch. The team management will first select 12 players, then on Wednesday, looking at the pitch, will take a decision on Ashwin. Kohli said, ‘Anything is possible. We always pick 12 players and then look at the pitch and choose the right combination. If Ashwin is picked, he will be included in the playing XI in place of Ravindra Jadeja.
Good record of spinners at Headingley ground
India likes the Headingley ground of Leeds a lot. Looking at the spinners at the Headingley ground in Leeds, captain Virat Kohli can give Ravichandran Ashwin a chance in the playing XI. Team India has won both the last Test matches played on this ground against England. In 2002, India last played a Test match against England in Leeds, in which the Indian team defeated England by an innings and 46 runs.
In that Test match played in 2002, the pair of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh took 11 wickets for India. Anil Kumble took 7 wickets in the match and Harbhajan Singh took 4 wickets. In the third test match, captain Virat Kohli can give Ravichandran Ashwin a chance in the playing XI. It will be worth seeing whether Virat Kohli gives Jadeja and Ashwin a chance together in the playing XI.
Best chance for India to win Test series in England
In both the last Test matches at this ground, India has defeated England. This time India has the best chance of winning the Test series in England. India last defeated England in a Test series on their soil in 2007. Since then till date he has not been able to win the Test series in this country.