IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Strongest Playing 11 Of Both Teams And Updated Squad

IND vs ENG 3rd Test Strongest Playing Of Both Teams And Updated Squad: The two giants of world cricket, India and England, are playing each other in the longest format of the game. India has been a consistent part of the World Test Championship (WTC) and has played the finals on either occasion in 2021 and 2023. The no 2 ranked test side, however, has not been able to win the trophy. The English have evolved their style of gameplay in tests but despite substantial efforts, they have failed to impress in World Test rankings. 

IND vs ENG 3rd Test
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After the first two test matches of 2024 were extremely convincing, with some great talents like Pope, Hartley, and Jaiswal coming to the limelight, the third test would be a match where many new players would await us with their breathtaking efforts. The third test will be played from 15th February to 19th February at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Live Streaming

The match will be broadcast live on the Jio Cinema app and the Sports18 network channel will be telecasting it live in India.

IND vs ENG: Head-to-Head In Test

The two sides, who share an immense legacy in the world of cricket, have faced each other 133 times in test cricket, with 50 matches ending in a draw. While England has been the heavyweights, winning on 51 occasions, the Men with Blue Caps have emerged winners in 32 matches.

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IND vs ENG: Test Stats 

Most Runs: The two teams that have produced greats of the format have four players scoring maximum runs for either side. Joe Root is the highest run-getter with 2578 runs going past Sachin Tendulkar (2535), Sunil Gavaskar(2483) and English great Alastair Cook (2431). 

Most Wickets: English veteran and king of swing James Anderson has picked up 144 test wickets playing for the Three Lions. Ashwin, on the other hand, is India’s highest wicket taker with 97 wickets. 

Most Runs in the ongoing series: Young and promising Jaiswal for India and Pope for England are the pick of the batters with 321 and 243 runs respectively. Shubman Gill also showed great signs of restoring promising form in the last game.

Most Wickets in the ongoing Series: Heading the wickets tally, Bumrah has picked 15 wickets, the most ahead of English slow spinner Tom Hartley, who has 14 to his name. 

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India vs England 3rd Test

India’s Strongest 11: 

Wicket Keeper: 

KL Rahul 

Batsmen: 

Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Rohit Sharma

All-rounders: 

Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel

Bowlers: 

Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar/Md Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Till now in the series, Jaiswal and Gill have stood front with the bat, however, the skipper can never be underestimated after his decorated career. Khan will hope to make his international test debut. The all-rounders are the current best in the world as Jadeja is ranked best with his immense scope of talent. In the bowler’s deck, Bumrah has just been the man of the moment with his toe-crushing Yorkers and swinging ability with the new ball.

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England Strongest 11: 

Wicket Keeper: 

  • Ben Foakes 

Batsmen: 

Z.Crawley, B.Duckett, O.Pope, Ben Stokes

All-rounders: 

  • Joe Root

Bowlers: 

Tom Hartley, Jimmy Anderson, Rehan Ahmed, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

England batters have come to the rescue of their team on simultaneous occasions, though none of the single players have entirely been dependable. English team has lacked proper all-rounders, as their skipper has not held the ball even on a single occasion, while Root has lacked proficiency with the bat.

The English bowling deck has been exceptional, with the young Hartley doing very well on subcontinent pitches, while Anderson has once again shown his immense excellence in the format. Wood and leach will be great picks for them as well. 

IND vs ENG: Squads 

India – Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep. 

England – Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Ben Duckett, Shoaib Bashir, Dan Lawrence, Zak Crawley, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Rehan Ahmed, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Mark Wood.