- India vs England match prediction: India to win
- India vs England toss prediction: India to win the toss and bat first
India and England are all set to face each other in the third Test of the five-match series, starting February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
England started the series on a handsome note after winning by 28 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. However, India drew level in the series by beating their opponents by 106 runs in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.
In the upcoming India vs England prediction, both teams will be looking to take a 2-1 lead and put pressure on the opposition.
IND vs ENG date and time: February 15-19, 9:30 PM IST
IND vs ENG venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
IND vs ENG match preview
India would be delighted with the way they played in Visakhapatnam with their backs against the walls. Virat Kohli missed the first two Tests and would not be a part of the squad for the last three Tests as well. Shreyas Iyer has also been ruled out of the series due to his long-standing back injury.
KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja did not play in the second Test due to a quadriceps pain and hamstring injury. They found their way into the squad, but their participation depends on how fit they would be before the Rajkot Test.
Pressure is also on KS Bharat, whose credentials as a Test batter has been questioned time and again. It also remains to be seen if the likes of Sarfaraz Khan and Saurabh Kumar get a chance to play.
The outcome of the IND vs ENG prediction will depend a lot on how India settle in despite some of their key players missing out.
India Possible 11: Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, KL Rahul/Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat/Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar
England would be gutted after letting India make a comeback in Visakhapatnam. Joe Root copped a blow on his finger in the second Test. It remains to be seen if he can get fit. In he does not, the visitors have Dan Lawrence, who has played Test cricket on Indian soil back in 2021.
James Anderson is closing in on becoming only the third after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan to reach the milestone of 700 or more wickets in Test cricket. Ben Stokes also has a crucial role to play and needs to lead England from the front.
Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett have taken England off to flying starts and they need to be consistent. Joe Root has struggled in the Test series until now, but he can draw confidence from the century he scored back in 2016 in Rajkot.
The IND vs ENG prediction will depend a lot on how the English spinners, including Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed perform.
England Possible 11: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root/Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes (C), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson
Pitch report and expected weather conditions
The pitch is going to get tougher for the batters and is likely to show signs of indifferent bounce.
In both matches in the series thus far, the chasing team found it tough to track down targets. Spinners are expected to play an important role as the cracks widen.
IND vs ENG Dream11 prediction
Our IND vs ENG Dream11 predictions for this match
· Wicketkeeper(s): Ben Foakes
· Batter(s): Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Yashasvi Jaiswal
· All-rounder(s): Ravi Ashwin, Joe Root, Axar Patel
· Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson, Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed
· Recommended captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal
· recommended vice-captain: Jasprit Bumrah
Amongst every other player, Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the standout performer in the ongoing series. The left-handed batter has been outstanding, having also racked up a double century. The youngster is currently the top run-getter of the series, having racked up 321 runs from two games at an average of 75.35 with a top score of 209 to his name.
Jasprit Bumrah has had his reasons to cheer as well. He has 15 wickets from two games to his name with a four-wicket haul and a five-wicket haul. He also won the Player of the Match award last time and became the No.1 ranked Test bowler.
Bumrah also made the record of becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach the landmark of 150 wickets in Test cricket. The yorker he bowled to Ollie Pope earned praise from every nook and corner of the cricket.
Honestly, I think Shreyas Iyer being dropped is a fair decision by the selectors. He threw away his wickets in both Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam games. Ranji is going on and if he's fit as people say, he should play, take his time, work on his weaknesses and come back stronger.— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) February 10, 2024
IND vs ENG match prediction: India to win
India are expected to come up trumps and take a 1-0 series lead as per the IND vs ENG match prediction. The hosts would miss out on some of their key players, but the team has the firepower to get the better of the Three Lions. England have a tough job on their hands if they are to stage a comeback after the defeat in Visakhapatnam.
IND vs ENG toss prediction: India to win the toss and bat first
As per the IND vs ENG toss prediction, teams should opt to bat first without any second thoughts in the upcoming game at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot
Man of the Match prediction: Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been among the runs and the English bowlers have clearly struggled to dismiss him cheaply. Although it was Bumrah, who won the Player of the Match in Visakhapatnam Test, it was Jaiswal’s double hundred which put the home team in a position of command.
India vs England betting odds
· India odds: 1.44
· England odds: 3.65
It does not come as a surprise that the IND vs ENG betting odds is in favour of the Indian team. Playing on home soil, India have been a brute force. England need to put their best foot forward to have any chance of beating Rohit Sharma’s men.