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IND vs ENG: Ashwin’s play became necessary in the third test, chance to play in XI

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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London: The third match of the five-match Test series between India and England will be played from August 25 at the Headingley ground in Leeds. India has a 1-0 lead over England in the Test series. R Ashwin did not get a chance to play in the playing XI because of Ravindra Jadeja in the first two test matches, but it has become necessary to play R Ashwin in the third test match.

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Ashwin’s play became necessary in the third test

The third test match will be played at Headingley ground in Leeds. India likes the Headingley ground of Leeds a lot. Looking at the spinners at the Headingley ground in Leeds, captain Virat Kohli can give Ravichandran Ashwin a chance in the playing XI.

Team India has won both the last Test matches played on this ground against England. In 2002, India last played a Test match against England in Leeds, in which the Indian team defeated England by an innings and 46 runs.

Kohli can give Ashwin a chance in the playing XI

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In that Test match played in 2002, the pair of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh took 11 wickets for India. Anil Kumble took 7 wickets in the match and Harbhajan Singh took 4 wickets. In the third test match, captain Virat Kohli can give Ravichandran Ashwin a chance in the playing XI.

Jadeja and Ashwin can play together

It will be worth seeing whether Virat Kohli gives Jadeja and Ashwin a chance together in the playing XI. India has faced England 6 times at the Headingley ground in Leeds, out of which Team India has won 2 times, while England has won thrice.

Best chance for India to win Test series in England

In both the last Test matches at this ground, India has defeated England. This time India has the best chance of winning the Test series in England. India last defeated England in a Test series on their soil in 2007. Since then till date he has not been able to win the Test series in this country.

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