The rain played a spoilsport at Trent Bridge what could have been a fascinating final day of a hard-fought test match although India would feel they have been robbed as they had a strong chance of going 1-0 in a five-match test series. Both the teams would come into this match with an injury concern for England it’s their iconic duo of opening bowlers while Stuart board has been out of the whole series after suffering a tear in his right calf whereas Anderson is also doubtful for the lords test on the other hand for India Shardul Thakur has been ruled out with a myofascial strain on his left hamstring
India would be looking for runs from the three ever-dependable pillars of this batting line up Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane whereas for England it’s their captain Joe root who stood his hands up for the whole match. England would be hoping for some runs from the inexperienced batting lineup while Moeen Ali coming into this test match would give some sort of stability to England.
The last time these sides met at lord’s three years ago, Bumrah missed out due to a thumb injury. In the end, it was a good game to miss. India was bowled out 107 and 130, with James Anderson taking nine wickets in the game. Chris Woakes was England’s star with the bat, registering the maiden test match hundred. India is a much better team now and has proved themselves far less flaky than that of the 2018 vintage. They had the better of things at the Trent Bridge and know they have the bowling attack to run through England consistency.
As Kohli mentioned in a press conference they are highly unlikely to make changes in their 4-1 seam spinner bowling combination although Shardul is injured he would be replaced with Ishant Sharma so it means Ashwin one of the world’s best off-spinner is unlikely to be in the playing XI. For England, they have their injuries to be taken into consideration for broad ruling out of the series, and Anderson doubtful most likely mark wood and would be straightway coming into the playing XI.
ProbableXI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Probable XI: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Butter, Moen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson/Saqib Mohmood.