After first two test, India with a brilliant show has sneeked a 1-0 lead and now will ensure to make it a count in winning series. Meanwhile, ENgland will try to do the same. With Third Test to began we look out 5 players, who can be handy in the game.

Five players to be watched out for:

1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar:

Expectations were on Bhuvi before the series which he didn’t fail to do. Moreover, he did a brilliant job with the ball and the surprise was his consitency with bat. He picked up a five wicket haul in first test and a 6-wicket haul in the 1st innings of second test, leading wicket taker with 11 wickets. With bat he scored 3 fities and 36 putting a crucial partnership with Rahane at Lords. Scoring 211 runs, he is at 3rd position in runmakers. Can expect another all round performance from his young lad.

2. Murali Vijay:

Vijay was under sword before the first test but made into XI. But he showed that feeling trash after he scored a Ton & a fifty in first test and continuing it with scoring a 95 at Lords. Now he is the top runscorer in the series by a far margin and has sealed his spot for reminder of series. He will be crucal player for India, whom they will expect big.

3. Jos Butler:

Butler might be making his debut in the third test but he is not a new face at international level. He has been a regular player in limited over format and is a good form in any format he has been playing in recent past. With Indian fans hoped Prior, earlier keeper’s wicket as a bonus wicket whenever he came to bat, they will surely must not feel the same over Jos can he can take the match’s state from India.

4. Virat Kohli:

Kohli was considered as best Indian batsman but even with his failures India has done a better job. He has faced issue playing the ball outside off stump. Even he has been working a lot over it, he kept failing. Now, he will ensure his presence feel by scoring big in the third test.

5. Alaistar Cook:

The England captain has been passing through a bad patch past one year. Along with his form, the Team form also been poor making a lot of critisizm over his captaincy & spot. He played a confident innings at Lords in second innings, even though he didn’t scored much played long. Now he will look to continue it and convert into big.


    Cricket Statistician and Journalist. Love to churn out facts and stats. Member of the Society of Cricket Statisticians of India (SCSI).

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