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England vs India 3rd Test Preview & Tips - India backed to take 2-0 lead
- England vs India predictions for the 3rd Test match on Wednesday
- The match will be played in Leeds at 11:00 BST
- Can India go 2-0 up with 2 matches left to play?
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KL Rahule scored 129 runs in the first innings of the 2nd Test (Getty Images)
England vs India Preview & Tips
India have been dominant in the first two Test matches. Other than Joe Root, England's batsmen continue to struggle so I'm tipping the visitors to take a 2-0 lead.
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- England’s Joe Root has scored 64, 109 & 180 runs in 3 of his last 4 Test innings’.
- England’s Joe Root has been the top team run scorer in the last 4 Test innings’.
- England have lost 5 of their last 8 Test matches.
- India’s KL Rahul has scored 84 & 129 runs in the 1st innings of the 1st 2 Test matches
- India have won 5 of their last 8 Test matches.
Head to Head
India lead England 4-1 in their last six Test matches. The 1st Test of the current series ended in a draw while India won the 2nd Test by 151 runs at the iconic Lord’s.
England will be wondering when their fortunes will change in Test cricket. They have now lost five of their last eight matches with a solitary victory.
The hosts were fortunate to come away with a draw in the 1st Test of this series but they couldn’t escape India in the 2nd Test, despite performing a lot better.
India batted first which allowed James Anderson to take 5-62 as India posted a total of 364 runs. England relied heavily on Joe Root who scored 180 runs with Jonny Bairstow scoring 57 runs in a total of 391.
England then bowled magnificently to get India to 194-8. At that point England were huge favourites but India’s last pairing put on over 100 runs, leaving England needing 272 to win opposed to around 160.
Joe Root top scored with 33 runs but England were bowled out for a measly 120, losing the match by 151 runs.
England Team News
England have lost another fast bowler with Mark Wood ruled out with a shoulder injury. He joins Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone and Chris Woakes on the sidelines.
India have started this series in magnificent fashion. They were brilliant in the first Test but rain saved England on that occasion. At Lord’s in the second Test there was however no rain to pull the hosts out of trouble.
On day one India were put in to bat in difficult conditions but Rohit Sharma (83) and KL Rahul (129) batted superbly to see off the new ball. India amassed a total of 364 runs.
Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the first innings bowlers, taking 4-94 as England scored 391, a 27-run lead. India found themselves in a bit of trouble but a 115-run partnership between Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah helped the visitors to a 271-run lead.
Siraj was again the pick off the bowlers in the second innings with figures of 4-33 as England were dismissed for 120 runs. India won by 151 runs.
India Team News
Pitch conditions will determine if India make any changes. But on the batting front the return to form of KL Rahul is great news for the visitors.
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India have looked strong in the series thus far and are backed to win the 3rd Test. KL Rahul's form has been superb so we're backing him to top score for India and win the man of the match award.
As for England, Joe Root is the only batsman to show any form. He is tipped to top score for England.
Best Bet: India Win Result $2.10 at Bookmaker - 3 Units
Best England 1st Innings Batsman: Joe Root Best England 1st Innings Batsman $2.30 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit
Best India 1st Innings Batsman Tip: KL Rahul Best India 1st Innings Batsman $4.75 at Neds - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: KL Rahul Man of the Match $13.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit