India Vs England 3rd ODI, India look to make it three in a row
After two comprehensive thumping victories against visitors, Host Indians are relaxed before the match. Indians are on a roll and they are hoping that the good run continues when India take on England in the third One-day at the Green Park stadium on Thursday. Pacer Ishant Sharma is back and Yuvraj is as usual on the forefront.
Even as India look all set to flaunt an in-form batting line-up, Ishant's return will mean either RP Singh or Munaf Patel are likely to make way.
On the other hand, England's woes contiune, this after Ryan Sidebottom has failed to recover. And with the bowling lacking aggression and the batsmen not batting big. A change in combination is inevitable in the English camp as they are desperate to turn things around.
"It all depends on the shape of the team but at the same time it's never nice not to get a game. As a spinner, you always look forward to bowl in India. If I get to play, I hope there will be some turn in the wicket," said England off-spinner Graeme Swann.
"As a side, we were a little unlucky. When the tour started, Yuvraj was down in form but he bounced back in the first two matches of the series and is looking hungry for more," added the offie.
However, England who have failed to silence Yuvraj Singh in the series so far, have another bad news coming thier way, this after the curator gave his take on the 22 yars strip.
"This should be a batting paradise. The bounce would be even, ball would come nicely onto the bat and the strokemakers would make merry," the genial pitch doctor said.
Asked what would be his suggestions to Mahendra Singh Dhoni in case the India captain approaches him, Kumar said should they win the toss, the hosts should bat first and set England an imposing total.