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ENGLAND head into the third Test against India on a high after being battered in the second test in Chennai.
Virat Kholi’s side got their revenge in the Second Test after Joe Root’s emphatic 268 runs in the First Test sparked an England victory.
Joe Root batted a double hundred in Chennai
This is the first series between the two nations in India since November 2016, when Alastair Cook’s side were sent home with a 4-0 battering.
The sides will face each other again this year with a five-match contest pencilled in for the summer on English soil.
When is India vs England, Third Test?
- The Third of a four-match Test series, the Third Test will be played over five days and starts on Wednesday, February 24.
- It takes place at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
- Play starts at 9am GMT on each day.
What TV channel is India vs England on and can I live stream it?
In a real treat for cricket fans during national lockdown, the entire of the India vs England series will be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK.
For the first time since the famous Ashes in 2005, Channel 4 will broadcast every ball live to your living room.
Coverage on each day is expected to start around 3.30am GMT.
If you want to stream, head to All 4 or TVPlayer.com where you can watch Channel 4 live – but you must have a valid TV licence.
Highlights of each day’s play will also be available on the streaming service.
Channel 4 will take commentary from the world TV feed but will have a team of experts in their own studio.
What radio station can I listen to England vs India on?
- talkSPORT will be the exclusive radio broadcaster for the tour with every ball of every game live on talkSPORT 2.
- The broadcast team includes talkSPORT cricket regulars, Darren Gough, Mark Nicholas, Mark Butcher, Matt Prior, Steve Harmison, Gareth Batty, Alex Tudor, Neil Manthorp, Jarrod Kimber, Jon Norman, Guy Swindells and Andrew McKenna.
- Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.
- Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast, there will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.
- To follow the action on talkSPORT 2, download the talkSPORT app, re-tune your DAB radio, listen at talkSPORT.com or tell your smart speaker to ‘play talkSPORT 2’.
What is the team news?
Jimmy Anderson is BACK in the fold after being rested for the Second Test.
Dom Simbley returns to the top of the order with Rory Burns dropped and Zach Crawley is back in the fold.
Jofra Archer is also back for England after being rested for the Second Test in Chennai.
Moeen Ali has also flown home after being given a rest for the remainder of the series, while Jos Buttler has also been given time off before playing white ball.
- Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt)
- Jofra Archer (Sussex)
- James Anderson (Lancashire)
- Dom Bess (Yorkshire)
- Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
- Rory Burns (Surrey)
- Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk)
- Zak Crawley (Kent)
- Ben Foakes (Surrey, wk)
- Dan Lawrence (Essex)
- Jack Leach (Somerset)
- Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)
- Ben Stokes (Durham)
- Olly Stone (Warwickshire)
- Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Reserves: James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Amar Virdi (Surrey).