London: India will strive to put up a solid performance and keep their winning hopes alive while taking on England in the third Test of the ongoing five-match series against England here at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on Saturday.
After trailing the series 0-2, another loss will prove to be a huge setback for the Indian team, who are already facing flak over their poor overseas performance.
Earlier, England had crushed the Virat Kohli-led side by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord’s.
Trailing the second innings by 289 runs, none of the Indian batsmen could manage to stand firm on the crease as the entire team was bundled out for a meagre score of 130. The visiting team failed to counter England’s bowling attack and suffered a dramatic collapse in the match.
As far as head to head record is concerned, both the teams have faced each other six times at Nottingham. While the Indian side have won just one match on the ground, England have registered two games to their name. Three matches resulted in a draw.
Kohli will also look to better his record on the venue where he has made 1 and 8 runs in the two innings that he had played in 2014 Test series.
Following are the full India and England squads:
India- Virat Kohli (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav.
England- Joe Root (C), Moen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (WK), Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jamie Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes.