Here is the storyline for the Take a look at sequence between India and England up to now:
(i) India lead the sequence 1-0 after a convincing 151-run win at Lord’s.
(ii) England have roped in Dawid Malan for Dom Sibley.
(iii) R Ashwin’s inclusion within the taking part in XI likelihood is nonetheless up within the air
And with these three speaking factors, India head into Leeds excessive on confidence, however nonetheless have sufficient creases to wrinkle out.
Whereas a lot of the chatter forward of the match beginning Wednesday (August 25) shall be in regards to the above subjects, the participant battles (now renewed) will garner ample focus as effectively.
Forward of the third Take a look at, we check out a few of the key participant battles to search for.
#1 Moeen Ali vs Virat Kohli, India’s talismanic skipper
Little bit of a switch-up right here as Moeen Ali has dismissed India’s skipper 5 occasions in Assessments. With Virat Kohli not precisely setting the event on hearth with massive runs, Ali will relish the prospect of going through Kohli.
One other dismissal would imply he ties in with James Anderson because the bowler to have dismissed Kohli six occasions within the format.
#2 Jasprit Bumrah vs James Anderson
The conflict between the bowlers was what made the Lord’s Take a look at spicier and Bumrah did sufficient to get on Anderson’s nerves with a barrage of bouncers. England’s bowlers did not maintain again once they dished out the identical therapy to Bumrah with some beneficiant doses of verbal volleys.
The battle, although, appears to haven’t ended and relaxation assured there might be extra fireworks anticipated if the duo find yourself bowling to one another.
#3 Joe Root vs Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has had a quiet sequence with the ball up to now, however he’s one in every of Joe Root’s arch-nemesis in Assessments. The spinner has dismissed the English captain 5 occasions (the opposite bowler with the identical variety of dismissals being Ashwin) and can look to have a go towards an in-form Root.
With scores of 64, 109, 33 and 180* and 33, Root has been one England’s savior and has negated the Jadeja menace. Solely time will inform if the tweaker could make it six towards Root as India look to go 2-0.