IND vs ENG 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights today Wednesday, 8-25-2021 – 3rd Test, India tour of England from Headingley, Leeds.
Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat first.
“The pitch looks pretty firm and thinks runs on the board will be crucial,” Kohli says. They are unchanged, so sticking to the template, no room for R Ash. First toss Kohli has won since Chennai in February, by the way, improving his head-to-head with Joe Root (slightly) to 10-2.
Root says he’s “not too disappointed with bowling, it looks a bit tacky”. Malan and Overton come into the XI for England – the preference for Overton over Saqib Mahmood down to conditions.
India team: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Craig Overton, 11 James Anderson.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – Test no. 2432