Youngster Rishabh Pant is likely to make his debut against England in the 3rd test match at Trent Bridge cricket stadium in Nottingham. The 3rd test will be played from August 18 and team India may come up with few changes and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant may get a chance to begin his international test career. Interestingly, Rishabh Pant started his T20i career against the English side in February 2017 and now he is all set to show his batting skills.
It is expected that Rishabh Pant will play the 3rd test match and replace Dinesh Karthik, who has been struggling with the form. Indian coach Ravi Shastri told media to wait for the toss on Saturday. “About Rishabh, you will know at 11 am on the match day,” Shastri said at Thursday’s media briefing.
Today at the first practice session at Trent Bridge stadium Rishbh Pant was batting with the senior top order, while Dinesh Karthik batted at the end. On the other side, skipper Virat Kohli was not 100% fit as he taking medicines and knocked a few balls after a long discussion with bowlers.
India: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami
England: Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, James Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes