Leeds, First Published Aug 25, 2021, 10:06 AM IST
Leads: There is no doubt that the chances of winning the third Test between England and India in the current format are the same. The record in the last two Tests in Leeds is also a strength for the Indian team. Meanwhile, it has been five decades since the hosts won against India in Lead.
Team India will play the seventh Test in Leeds. Despite a slight 3-2 lead over England so far, India have won the last two matches. In 1986, Kapil Dev’s team won the first in Leeds. In 2002, when Sourav Ganguly’s team finally landed in Leeds, they won a legendary victory. Dadapada won by an innings and 46 runs. The last time England won the event was in 1967. The other successes of the hosts were in 1952 and 1959. The 1979 match ended in a draw.
The third Test between India and England starts in Leeds at 3.30 pm. Team India is confident of winning the second Test at Lord’s by 151 runs. The first match at Trend Bridge ended in a draw. England, meanwhile, are struggling to recover from their defeat at Lord’s. Pacer Mark Wood will not play for Leeds. He will be replaced by Saqib Mahmoud or Craig Overton.
Haseeb Hameed will open with Rory Burns. This will be England’s 22nd opening partnership since 2012. Oli Pope and David Malone are vying for third place. England stare at the captain’s bat at Joe Root ‘s home ground.
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Last Updated Aug 25, 2021 10:11 AM IS