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England Playing 11 for 3rd Test vs India; Wood Replaces Bashir

England Cricket team have announced their playing 11 for the upcoming 3rd Test vs India scheduled to be played at Rajkot between February 15 to 19.

During the England tour of India 2024, a total of 5 tests will be played between January 25 to March 11 at 5 different venues across India. England brought their pace bowler Mark Wood for the third test in place of off-spinner Shoaib Bashir, who made his debut in Visakhapatnam.

Mark Wood played the first test of the series and went wicketless after bowling 25 overs across the two innings. Following a dreadful outing in the 1st test, he was replaced by James Anderson where the 41-year-old veteran proved his impact by bagging 5 wickets across the innings.

“If it stays like that, there’s every chance two seamers will be played. I don’t want to give away too many secrets, but at the minute there’s a bit more grass on it. It looks like a pretty good pitch”, Ollie Pope said.

England Playing 11 for 3rd Test vs India

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

As far as the series is concerned, both teams have won a match each. On the other hand, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja who were doubtful for the 3 test matches were finally named in the India squad.

As reported earlier, Virat Kohli will miss the entire test series owing to a family emergency while Shreyas Iyer will be the other major absentee in the middle order.

The third test of the series will be played between February 15 to 19 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

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