India vs England 3rd Test Match: Match Preview, Probable Starting Line-up, TV Guide & Live Streaming

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We have already watched a couple of fascinating test matches in the India vs England five match test series. While the first one ended in a nail-biting draw, the second one saw the Indian team taking total control of the proceedings over their visitors England. It was some sort of an easy win in the end for India as they have taken a crucial 1-0 lead in the India vs England five match test series. Now with few days remaining before the first ball in the India vs England 3rd Test match being bowled, we bring forward the live streaming details & TV guide besides the match preview, team news and the probable starting eleven of either team.

India vs England Third Test match will begin on November 26

India vs England 2nd Test Match: Review

The recently concluded India vs England second test match saw the hosts coming on the top after the four innings. India won the match by a huge margin of 246 runs with captain Virat Kohli being adjudged the Man-of-the-Match for a brilliant 167 in the first innings and a gritty 81 in the second innings. England played well but could not maintain the intensity throughout the match and finally succumbed to a better Indian side on a turning track which was never unplayable.

To read the review of the India vs England second Test match, click here.

India vs England 3rd Test match: Preview

As the India vs England, second test match has come to a conclusion out focus will now shift to the India vs England third test match. The third test match is scheduled to be held at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali and will begin on November 26, 2016. Coming to the venue, it can be said that India has got a good history on this ground. But the visiting teams from outside the sub-continent have over the years enjoyed playing on this field because of the pitch which often helps good swing bowling.

But as the current situation goes by, India will want to have a turning track. That is mostly because of the fact that Stuart Broad and James Anderson are in sublime form. They managed to pick up wickets even in the spin-friendly track in Vishakhapatnam. Also, the hard surface in this part of the country keeps the option for reverse swing open as well. So definitely India would want to have a barren pitch as much as possible. Both the teams have some spinners in their ranks, but definitely, India’s chances of forcing a result in their favour will increase doubly if their spinners get even a little bit of assistance from the 22 yards. Also when it comes to reverse swing, India have good reverse swing bowlers in the form of Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav who can easily match the likes of Stuart Broad and James Anderson on that segment.

Virat Kohli got the Man-of-the-Match award for his 167 runs in the first innings and 81 in the second innings

Coming to the batting performances, it can be said that India’s batting looked much more stable in the second India vs England test match than what they showed in the first test. Still, there are lots of room for improvement as the opener failed to make a mark in the recently concluded India vs England test match. KL Rahul looked a bit out of sorts after making a comeback, and he needs to pull up his socks and put up a good show if India want to set the platform for their middle order to bat on. Also, Ajinkya Rahane needs to look at his game in the nets as he hasn’t been up to the mark in this series.

England’s batting looked well midway through the first innings in the second test match of the India vs England five match test series. But they looked like the fish out of water against the turning cherry in the second innings except for newcomer Haseeb Hameed and captain Alistair Cook. Their batting needs to get a look, especially in the number 4 position where Ben Duckett has failed to impress anybody.

India vs England 3rd Test Match: Team News

There have been quite a number of updates regarding the injury concerns in either team. From the Indian camp, News has come in that Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the third India vs England test match because of an injury in his hand. It has been reported that Saha kept wickets in the India vs England second test with a number of stitches in his hand. So this news is not that much of a surprise although it will be a major setback for the Indian team. Reports have come in that Parthiv Patel has been called in to replace the Bengal lad who had a good time behind the wickets despite dropping few catches in the first test match. Besides this, Gautam Gambhir has been left out of the squad for the third test match and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been called in to replace him. It is surprising that a swing bowler has been called in to replace an opening batsman.

Stuart Broad bowled a long spell despite having a serious injury

No news has come in from the English camp regarding what is going to be their playing eleven for the India vs England 3rd test match. But few changes might come in. As of now, it seems that Ben Duckett will be replaced by Jos Buttler in the number 4 position in the batting line-up. Buttler will be in the team as a pure batsman as Jonny Bairstow has been England’s first choice wicketkeeper in test matches for quite some time now. Also, Stuart Broad will perhaps be replaced as he was playing with an injury in the recently concluded second test match. Although he bowled a long spell during the second innings of India, his fitness still remains unclear. And if he is not able to play, Chris Woakes will be the man to replace him. Also Gareth Batty might come in to replace Zafar Ansari although there is no news coming regarding that.

India (probable line-up): Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav

England (probable line-up): Alistair Cook (captain), Haseeb Hameed, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad/Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Adil Rashid and Zafar Ansari/Gareth Batty

India vs England 3rd Test Match: Match Details

Date: November 26, 2016

Time: 09:30 AM IST

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

India vs England 3rd Test Match: TV Guide and Online Streaming

TV Listings: The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1 in English and on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3 in Hindi.

Live Streaming: Live Streaming will be available in India on Hotstar.

It is going to be extremely mouth-watering when India and England face-off for the third India vs England test match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali because things are bound to get exciting with England needing to win this match to make a comeback into the series. Hope the TV guide and live streaming details besides the match preview and team news before the third India vs England test match helps you in keeping track of all the proceeding. keep an eye on this thread for further details on the India vs England 3rd test match which will begin November 26, 2016.

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