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IND vs ENG: England announced playing 11 for the third test against India

By Kaif - February 14, 2024 03:10 PM

IND vs ENG: England announced playing 11 for the third test against India

IND vs ENG: England announced its playing 11 on Wednesday for the third Test against India starting on Thursday (February 15). He has made a change in the team. At the same time, for the first time it has been decided to field two pure fast bowlers in the series. England has also included Mark Wood in the team along with experienced fast bowler James Anderson. Wood appeared in the first Test played in Hyderabad. England had won that match. At the same time, Anderson took part in the second test in Visakhapatnam. India had won in this match.

England has excluded Pakistani-origin spinner Shoaib Bashir. Bashir made his Test debut in Visakhapatnam. He took a total of four wickets in both the innings combined. With Bashir out, the team has two specialist spinners Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley. At the same time, experienced player Joe Root can be seen in the role of the third spinner.

England's playing 11 for the third test against India

  1. Ben Duckett
  2. Zak Crawley
  3. Ollie Pope
  4. Joe Root
  5. Jonny Bairstow(WK)
  6. Ben Stokes(C)
  7. Ben Foakes(WK)
  8. Rehan Ahmed
  9. Tom Hartley
  10. Mark Wood
  11. James Anderson

Ben Stokes will play his 100th test

England captain Ben Stokes is also in the playing-11 for the Rajkot Test. He will play the 100th test match of his career. Stokes will become the 74th cricketer in cricket history to play 100 Tests. He will also be the 16th player from England to achieve this feat. Stokes made his Test debut in 2013. This left-handed batsman has performed brilliantly so far. He is one of the top all-rounders in the world. Stokes has scored 6251 runs in 99 test matches for England. During this period his average has been 36.3. Stokes has scored 13 centuries and 31 half-centuries.

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