Match: 3rd Test, current score 1-1
Time: 9am India
Stadium: Sardar Patel Stadium
Last Match: Win over England to level the 3 test series.
World Ranking: 4th
Last Match: Loss to India to bring the series to a draw.
Trends & Recent Form
- The last match was a comfortable win on a poor pitch. Rohit Shama hit an impressive 161 in the 1st innings to set up the win on a pitch that would always deteriorate over time.
- Ashwin won the man of the match with bowling figures of 5/43 & 3/53 along with top-scoring with 106 in the second innings.
- Virat Kohli has posted to say that consistency is the key, which will be important for India if they are to win the series.
- The match takes place at the newly refurbished ground which now has the biggest capacity in world cricket. The pitch was looking lush and green in the build-up to the match.
- In the 2nd test, India had centuries from Sharma and Ashwin, as well as half-centuries from Rahane, Pant and Kohli.
- The wicket for the third test looks greener and much more suited to seamers than the poor wickets we have seen in the first 2 tests.
- Sam Curran has not joined up with the squad as expected due to logistical issue with flights, it is unknown if he will join up at a later date.
- David Lloyd believes Kohli should have been reprimanded for his behaviour in breathing the umpire in the 2nd test.
- England failed to get a century or half-century in the 2nd test.
Head to head stats
- Tour –
- 1st test
- England win by 227 runs
- 2nd test
- India win by 317 runs
- 1st test
Match Prediction & Tips
It is great to see a pitch for this test that looks like it will withstand 4/5 days of test cricket. We have been in agreement with the like of Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen, with their criticism of the last 2 pitches. Test cricket should not be the case of whoever wins the toss will most likely win the match. This looks set to be much more like a spectacle of test cricket, between two top teams, that we want to see.
Match Prediction: England to win 3/1*
With the pitch looking better for seamers we’ve gone for an England win, at odds of 3/1* it looks like a good value bet.
An extra tip for the 2nd test.
- Tip 1: Sharma to score a 1st innings 50 11/8
Sharma is in great form with the bat.
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