The third Test between India and England will be played from February 24 at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. This is test day-night. For this reason it will be played with pink ball. There has been only one Test in the country with Pink Ball and Team India won it. In such a situation, winning this match of Team India is considered almost certain. There are three big reasons for this. Right now the four-match series is equal to 1-1. Both the remaining matches of the series are important for both teams to reach the finals of the World Championship.
First reason – So far six teams have played day-night tests at home. Apart from Team India, there are Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa and the Windies. All except the Windies have won all the day-night Tests at home. The Windies team is also considered weak in Tests and has a world ranking of 8. That is, the top teams have not lost the day-night at home. Tests in India are played with SG Ball and in England with Duke Ball. We will also get the benefit of this.
Second reason- England team has never been able to beat us in the Test at Motera Stadium. Two Tests have been played on the field between the two. Team India has won one while one match has been a draw. Team India have not lost in Motera for 13 years and have won one of the last three matches, there have been two draws. The pitch is being prepared according to the spin bowlers. In such a situation, R Ashwin and Akshar Patel may once again dominate the English team.
Team India has not lost any Test series at home for 9 years and has won 12 series in a row. During this time, the team has defeated Bangladesh, South Africa, Windies, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, England and New Zealand. That is, 8 teams have not been able to beat us at home from the last 12 series. Apart from this, Team India defeated England 4–0 in the last series played at home. One match of the five-match series was a draw. We won two matches by an innings.
Ashwin And Kohli Were The Heroes Of Victory
Virat Kohli and R Ashwin were the heroes of the team’s victory in the series between India and England in November-December 2016. Kohli scored the highest 655 runs in 8 innings of 5 matches at an average of 109. Had hit two centuries and two half-centuries. At the same time, off-spinner R Ashwin took the maximum 28 wickets. Three times five wickets and once took 10 wickets. Ashwin has taken 17 wickets in two matches of the current series.