England have suffered a setback before the third Test of the five-Test series, which begins at Headingley Leeds on August 25. Team fast bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test due to a shoulder injury. Wood’s performance in the Lord’s Test was excellent and he took 5 wickets in total. In the second Test, the English team lost to India by 151 runs. England’s troubles were compounded by the departure of Mark Wood, who was not even available for the series before Stuart Broad’s injury was ruled out of the entire Test series.
Chasing a target of 272 in the Lord’s Test, the English batting order was torn as a card pack in front of India’s fast bowlers and the entire team was all out for just 120 runs. Captain Joe Root scored a team-high 33 runs. Mohammad Siraj took 8 wickets in the second Test for Team India. At the same time, Bumrah played 34 unbeaten innings with the bat and took 3 wickets in the second innings. A memorable 89-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Mohammed Shami and Bumrah put the British away from victory. The first Test match of the series at Trent Bridge is drawn by rain.
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As captain, Virat Kohli had his first win at the historic Lord’s Ground, while Team India had tasted defeat for the third time. Opener KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings, was awarded the Man of the Match award in the second Test. With Leeds winning the Test, Kohli and Co look to take an unbeaten lead in the series. Skipper Virat Kohli’s decision to go with four fast bowlers in the first two Tests was correct. In such a situation, the Indian captain does not want to change his strategy in the Third Test.