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India vs England 3rd Test at Trent Bridge: FPJ’s Dream XI for India and England



India is all set to take on hosts England in a do-or-die match at Trent Bridge. This is an important game and a loss will cost India the series. India were outclassed by England twice – by 31 runs in Edgbaston and innings and 159-runs at Lord’s. Coming to the 3rd Test, Kohli and Shastri will aim to get team combination right with the most awaited change likely to be the inclusion of 20-year-old Rishabh Pant, who might replace Dinesh Karthik, who is in terrible form. There is also good news as Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya have recovered completely from their injuries and can be named in the Playing XI. Here we see the probable Dream XI for the Indians:

India: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma

On the other hand, the England team are looking in great form with every member contributing in the victory. Pacers Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran are ready to make life miserable for the Indian batsmen as they did in the previous Tests. England have a good selection headache on their hands. Ben Stokes has cleared by the court in the Bristol brawl and will join the team at Trent Bridge. England wouldn’t need to alter their style too much for the third game, which shows just how comfortable they are feeling right now. Here we see the probable Dream XI for the English side:

England: Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes