India vs Australia 3rd Test Preview, Playing XI, Toss, Live Score Updates, Highlights

India vs Australia 3rd Test Match 2017 : After a lot of drama in Bangalore test, the two top ranked teams proved their Capability. Now, both the teams are heading towards Ranchi for the third test. The match is Scheduled from March 16th -20th 2017 at Rachi, JSCA International Stadium Complex.

India vs Australia 3rd Test Preview, Playing XI, Toss, Live Score Updates, Highlights


India vs Australia 3rd Test Preview

This match will be crucial and deciding test match for both the teams. In Bangalore test match, India really showed their potential and leveled up with the visitors. Both the teams heated up with the DRS controversy. But, fortunately ICC decided not to punish either Virat Kohli or Steve Smith. Ranchi test is very significant for the both, because the team which wins the Ranchi test had no chance to lose the series which gives an enormous poise to the winning side before going to the four and final Test match.

Coming to the Cricket Australian’s team, visitors got a double blow in the form of All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pace Mitchell Starc’s injuries. Both the players were ruled out for the last two test matches, but the best part is their spinners got the turn and wickets in both matches and in recent interview Australian spinner Nathan Lyon expressed his confidence of playing 3rd test despite of his finger skin crack. On

On other side India won the second test match, team management and Indian fans are more concerned Kohli’s form. The Indian captain is only managed to score about 40 runs in this series after scoring double centuries in the last four Test series. Also, Indian batsmen are showing the lack of patience while playing against spin. Well, apart from odds Indian players displayed an incredible fight in fourth innings which send a clear message to the visitors that winning a series against India in their homeland is not an easy task.

Ind Vs Aus 3rd Test Match Details

Date: Mar 16-20, 2017
Time: 9:30 IST
Venue: JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi

Pitch report: Pitch curator, SB Singh stated that pitch will assist the spinners from the first over of the match. And also clarified that there won’t be any bounce in the wicket.

India Vs Australia Toss Update

Yet to Update

India Vs Australia 3rd Test Live Score Updates

For the quick ball to ball live score updates, one can browse sites like ESPN Cricinfo and cricbuzz like sites. Here we will update the scoreboard frequently with highlights and match summary.

*India vs Australia 3rd Test Playing XI

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.

Australia: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O`Keefe, Matthew Renshaw, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade.

India vs Australia 3rd Test Live :

TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1 — ENGLISH; Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3 — HINDI

Live online: Hotstar

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  1. When India faced New Zealand last year in the fourth ODI of the series, the slowness of the pitch and the uneven carry had raised doubts on how successful it would be as a Test venue.

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