India v/s England: Who Is Part Of India’s Team For The Pink Ball Test?

Here’s how the Indian team looks in their first pink-ball match in the four-match test series against England.

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February 25, 2021

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India is currently at a level in the four-match test series thanks to a levelling 317-run win at Chennai in the second Test Series against England. India who beat the visiting England team would be hoping to replicate the victory this time around too. Playing the Pink-ball day and night test at home, the Virat Kohli-led side will be cautious as the team had lost their last outing in the Pink-ball game. As the game progresses, here’s a look at the team India fielded at Motera Stadium.

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For the third test series, England won the toss and elected to bat first at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Local man Jasprit Bumrah replaced Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI, while all-rounder Washington Sundar took Kuldeep Yadav’s place in the team. Meanwhile, England have brought in Jofra Archer, Zak Crawley, James Anderson and Jonny Bairstow into the side in the wake of their loss at Chennai.

As team India looks to mark their first pink-ball victory, their team looks as good as any other on paper. India playing eleven includes the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajnkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

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England playing eleven features Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.

The game is underway at the Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad which was recently re-opened after extensive renovation. The stadium, which is the world’s biggest, currently has a seating capacity of 1,10,000. However, the stadium will only have a limited number of spectators inside, respecting the COVID-19 safety protocol.

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