India vs England: Visitors Likely to Play Six Batsmen at Trent Bridge

India captain Virat Kohli was back in practice ahead of the third Test at Trent Bridge

Kohli said he has sent out a message to his teammates asking them to focus exclusively on the team's requirements. Woakes bangs it short and the batsman pulls it, finding Rashid at deep backward square leg. Frustration on the faces of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri as the players head back to the dressing room.

"It's quite freakish thought to have", Kohli said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the do-or-die third Test against England on Saturday.

India's selection of Hardik Pandya - a cricketer admired for his attitude but neither a front-line seamer nor genuine top-six batsman - increases the onus on the wicketkeeper to provide runs.

However, India have been outplayed in the first two Tests are a defeat away from losing the ongoing five-Test series. Coming to the 3rd Test, Kohli and Shastri will aim to get team combination right with the most awaited change likely to be the inclusion of 20-year-old Rishabh Pant, who might replace Dinesh Karthik, who is in bad form. Also, if opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan returns on Saturday, either Lokesh Rahul or Murali Vijay will be axed from the playing eleven. Pacers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, along with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin are guaranteed to feature in the bowling department.

"He (Stokes) told me he's desperate to get out there, wants to put in performances and concentrate on his cricket now", Root said yesterday.

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Stokes was recalled into the England team at the expense of Lord's match-of-the-match Sam Curran yesterday just four days after being cleared of affray at Bristol Crown Court.

"He was one of our finest captains and a great manager, when it came to man-management skills, and as shrewd as anyone you will ever get as a captain". He feels ready to play.

Virat Kohli, who appeared to be struggling with a lower-back issue during the second Test at Lord's, stated that he was fit for the upcoming Test match.

Stokes' inclusion will add more steel to batting of England, who have seen their opener Alastair Cook and KEaton Jennings failing regularly with cheap scores.

Apart from an easy pitch and India's decisive back foot play, what didn't help England cause was their back-up bowlers.

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