New Delhi: Team India, captained by Virat Kohli, is clashing in the third test match against hosts England at Headingley ground in Leeds from today. The Indian team is leading 1-0 in the 5-match series. Before this test, it was expected that Virat can make some big changes in the team, but it did not happen and Virat once again landed on the field with the same team.
This veteran did not get a chance
Team India’s legendary spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) has also been overlooked in the third Test against England. Ashwin, who took more than 400 Test wickets, was expected to play in the third Test but he was once again kept out of the team. Just a day before the match, captain Virat Kohli had given a statement that looking at the condition of the pitch, it looks like Ashwin can be given a chance, but still he did not think it right to give Ashwin a chance in the third Test.
Jadeja got another chance
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (R Jadeja) was given place in the team once again in place of Ashwin. However, Jadeja’s performance in this series has not been special so far. He has hit only one half-century with the bat in the entire series and has failed to do anything with the ball. In such a situation, giving him a place again in the team raises the question.
That’s why Kohli gave Jadeja’s place
Captain Virat Kohli also revealed at the time of the toss why he did not give Ashwin a place in the third Test as well. Kohli said, ‘We definitely thought about Ashwin, but in England conditions there is always pressure to give chances to the fast bowler. Jadeja’s role will be more in this match. Jadeja will bowl a lot more in this match because the conditions will suit him.
India lead 1-0
Virat Kohli’s army defeated hosts England in the Lord’s Test. The Indian team defeated England by 151 runs at Lord’s, called the Mecca of cricket. With this, the Indian team has gone 1-0 up in the series. The third Test match of the series will be played in Leeds from August 25. India would like to lead 2-0 in the series by winning this Test.
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujar, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, David Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Karen, Craig Overton, Olly Robinson, James Anderson.