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The third match of the 4-Test series between India and England will be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad from tomorrow. This will be the first international match at the newly built world’s largest cricket stadium. Suspense remains on its pitch. It is being hoped that the first 2-3 days on the pitch can help the pacers, but in the end the spinners can also show their amazing.
In this case, Team India can land with 2 spinners and 3 fast bowlers. Among the spinners could be Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel, the heroes of the previous Test. The fast bowlers may include Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.
Pandya practiced with a pink ball in the net
Bumrah played the first Test of this series. Mohammad Siraj was included in his place in the second match. Bumrah may replace Siraj in the third match. At the same time, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has not been bowling since the injury, has practiced in the net with pink ball. In such a situation, it is expected that he can come into the playing XI and can also bowl.
Pandya’s arrival will have 3 all-rounder options
If Pandya returns, there will be a total of 3 all-rounders in the playing XI along with Ashwin and Akshar. Ashwin also played a century in the second Test of the series. He scored an innings of 106 runs. Also, he has taken the maximum 17 wickets in 2 Tests of the series.
Rohit can be the third spinner
Apart from these, a Test playing Akshar took 7 wickets in the series. He is the second Indian in the top-5 wicket taker. If Team India lands with 2 spinners, then Rohit Sharma could be an option as the third spinner. Part time spinner Rohit has taken 2 wickets in 36 Tests, 8 wickets in 224 ODIs and one wicket in 108 T20s.
Batting on Pant, Rohit, Kohli and Pujara
The Indian batting opener in the day-night test will be on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara. Shubman Gill will accompany Rohit in the opening. In such a situation, they will be expected to start well. Kohli, Pujara and Pant are still doing well in the middle order. There are only 4 Indians in the top-5 scorers of the series.
Captain Joe Root is in form in the England team. He has also scored a double century in the series. He holds the top in terms of scoring the most runs in the series. He has scored 297 runs in 4 innings at an average of 74.25.
Faust Bowlers get more wickets in day-night test
The first day-night test was played in November 2015. Since then, there have been 15 day-night Tests in which fast bowlers took the highest 354 wickets. At the same time, the spinners got only 115 wickets. India has had a day-night test so far, in which Team India defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs. The match also had a total of 28 wickets, with one wicket taken by the spinner. This spinner was Taizul Islam of Bangladesh.
Spinners dominate 2 pink ball test in UAE
Apart from India, there were only 2 Pink Ball Tests in Asia. These matches were played in the UAE. Unlike all records in these two matches, the spinners took twice as many wickets than the fast bowlers. In these matches, the Pacers took 25 wickets, while the spinners took 46 wickets. In such a situation, it is expected that spin pitch can be made on the UAE model in Motera too.
Pitch and Weather Report: During the test in Ahmedabad, the weather is expected to be clear on all five days. The temperature is likely to be between 18 and 36 degrees Celsius. The pitch at the new stadium in Motera may help the batsmen. Bowling can be seen in the first 2-3 days of bowling. If this happens, the pacers will be helped. Spinners may dominate when the grass is short on the last 2-3 days. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first.
England captain Joe Root inspecting the pitch at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Having grass on the pitch helps pacers
Paras Anand, marketing director of SG Ball Company, said, ‘Pink ball is visible at night and its brightness is longer, so extra layer (color spray) is used on it. As long as there is grass on the pitch, the brightness of the ball is almost there. Fast bowling helps if there is grass on the pitch. The ball skid after falling on the pitch, that is, the tappa rises rapidly after eating. ‘
There will be no grass on the pitch during the match: Anderson
England paceman James Anderson said, “There is a lot of grass on the pitch right now, but I sincerely hope that it will not last on match day.” We are just waiting. As a fast bowler, I am practicing great bowling in every situation. If the ball gets a swim, it would be great. If the swim is not found, then I will do my work.
Potential playing eleven of both teams