The third test match between India and England starts at PCS Stadium, Mohali, tomorrow. India lead the five-match series 1-0. They will be looking forward to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in this test match. The pitch in Mohali has become a typical Indian spine-friendly pitch these days, even though in the earlier days it was called the fastest and bounciest of Indian pitches. So, that is the first piece of information for cricket betting: Do not wager thinking that the Mohali pitch will favour the English pace men. It is going to assist spinners after day 3. However, James Anderson and company could exploit the misty December weather in North India to make some early inroads. More than bounce, the swing is what troubles the Indian batsmen.
Preview – India
India will be happy with the way how things went in the second test. The won a vital toss, batted and bowled brilliantly in the first innings and applied enough pressure in the fourth innings to make England crumble. They are forced to make one change to the squad. Wriddhiman Saha is injured. Parthiv Patel will be the wicket keeper for this match. Apart from that India are likely to keep the winning combination. You can count them on cricket betting for not to lose.
Preview – England
England is likely to bring in Jos Butler in for out-of-form Ben Duckett. It will strengthen the batting line-up and offer an additional option for wicket keeping. They must find a place for experienced offspinner Gareth Batty too. Their spinners, especially Zafar Ansari, are not all effective against the India batsmen. Batty offers more control to the proceedings. English batsmen must also find a way to counter India’s spin troika. They are trying hard, but finding hard to stay at the crease for a long period. Perhaps a more aggressive approach would be handy.
India will have the advantage. But expect a tougher fight from England. A draw could also be a realistic option for cricket betting.
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