As dramatic as it can be, India after surprisingly losing its 1st game in their home country, bounced back quite well in their second as well as in the third test. Thanks to the well-deserved spell done by Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. With the series standing at 2-1 with India leading right now, the home team now needs to either win or at least draw their last match against England in order to qualify for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.
The 4th match will be played in the first week of March in the same stadium where they played this time. The Narendra Modi stadium, as large as it can be, will host the last and final test between India and England.
The pitch is expected to be a little bit aiding towards the seamers as usual. The last time when the pitch report came, the presence of grass over the whole pitch was very well seen, and it is not expected to differ much since then. However, with the upcoming wear and tear, spinners will also get a fair chance to make use of the unevenness.
Overall performances of both the teams –
After winning in just 2 days, India continued its long-term winning streak at the newly named Narendra Modi stadium which was previously known as Motera. With no losses against England here at Ahmedabad, India showed one of the best possible performances in the recent past.
Thanks to the great spell by the local boy Axar Patel as he had one of the greatest bowling spells of his career after taking 5 wickets in 15 overs with an average economy of mere 2 runs per over. Supporting the gujju boy, the experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stepped up and took the 400th test wicket of his career, which added to the importance and celebration in the dressing room.
The results were quite expected but winning and ending the 3rd test in just 2 days was not at all expected from the visiting team. No wonder India has improved a lot in its bowling lineup, especially after the return of Jaspreet Bumrah. Whereas batting still seems to be lagging behind in some parts. England, on the other hand, seems to lag behind in both their bowling and batting division. With a very sloppy and weak middle order, both the teams are having a very bad issue of losing quick wickets in the 3-6 range. And in order to give a good competition to the opponent, both of them are expected to improve and make some possible line up order changes to repair the damage done by the middle order players in these 3 test matches.
Match prediction –
cricdaddy’s today live match prediction highly favors the home team to win the last and final match against England. With the home crowd supporting them behind and an already win at the same stadium 15 days before will surely give a performance and mental boost to the home team. Also, in order to qualify for the World test Championship against finals against New Zealand, India will need to win or at least draw against England the next time they face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This will only add up to the fuel to a winning series of 3-1. So, let’s hope that we get to see another thrilling test match between both of them. All the India vs England live scores can be checked on India vs England test series scores on Cricdaddy.com
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