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India Vs England, 3rd Test: England won the toss and opted to field first

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 August 2018, 15:31 IST

From Virat Kohli’s leadership to Ravi Shastri’s coaching and India’s team selection, there are several questions raised which surrounds the Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team after the humiliating loss at Edgbaston and Lord's.

Joe Root led England cricket team won the toss and opted to field first. 

Indian batting department has struggled and all three openers used so far - Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul were not impactful against the swing of the England pacers.

From the England side all the eyes will be on Ben Stokes, who has been included in the squad in place of Sam Curran, after he was cleared of affray charges.

After losing the two Tests match against England have given birth to a plethora of questions which revolve around the Indian batting department.Virat Kohli's visitors suffered a humiliating innings and 159 runs at Lord's as England took a 2-0 lead.

England Playing XI:

Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

India's Playing XI:

Two of Dhawan/Rahul/Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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First published: 18 August 2018, 15:01 IST