IND vs ENG 3rd Test match of the five-match IND vs ENG Test series is scheduled to take place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday (February 15). As of now, both India and England are evenly matched in IND vs ENG Test Series, with each team securing one victory. The upcoming IND vs ENG 3rd Test match holds considerable importance in shaping the momentum and outcome of the series.
India vs England 3rd Test Match – Pitch Report
The pitch in Rajkot is expected to be an excellent wicket for IND vs ENG 3rd Test match. As the game progresses, spinners are likely to dominate on day 3, 4 and 5. Both bowlers and batsmen will have something to look forward to on this pitch. Additionally, the pitch is expected to provide a bit more assistance to spinners.
According to a BCCI source, as quoted by TOI, “The Indian team management is comfortable with a slow turner. They don’t want a raging turner.”
The Rajkot pitch has hosted only two Test matches thus far. Average first innings score here is 593, while the average second innings score is 334. The third innings averaged 228, and the fourth innings 172. One Test saw the team batting first emerge victorious, while the second one ended in a draw.
Across seven innings played in Rajkot, a total of 2483 runs have been scored, with 58 wickets falling. This statistical insight reveals that for every wicket taken in Rajkot, an average of 43 runs has been scored. This shows that the pitch is ideal for batting.
Rajkot pitch stats, records
Average first innings score in Rajkot: 593 runs
Team winning the match after batting first: 1
Matches won by the chasing team. Zero
*One game ended in a draw
Renowned Test players Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have scored triple centuries on this ground, which is also their home turf, indicating that the pitch in Rajkot is quite suitable for batting. Fans might see a high-scoring game when India lock horns with England in IND vs ENG 3rd Test.