Ajit Agarkar picks India’s playing XI for the third Test

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"India can make a comeback, but it is always hard to make a comeback to win all the three games". This is an important game and a loss will cost India the series.

Vijay is India's most solid opener and, with 146 and 52 in his only previous test at Trent Bridge, has fine memories of the ground. "Any time you do not plan and work at your cricket, the game will kick you up the backside, and India deserve the thrashing they are getting", Geoffrey Boycott wrote in his column for the Daily Telegraph. Being hailed as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's successor, Pant's entry into the squad happened after three half-centuries in the two first-class matches against England Lions.Despite a triple hundred and a healthy first-class average of 54 plus, it will still be baptism by fire for the Roorkee-born youngster. No specialist India batsmen has even made a fifty across four innings apart from Kohli.

If Pant's Test debut has generated a lot of interest, there is a prayer on every fan's lips that skipper Kohli gets fit enough to wield the willow.

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The decline of the draw has also led to a greater number of lopsided series.

Sunil Gavaskar had been quite vocal about India's lack of preparation going into the Test series in England.

Since the start of 2015, India have dropped one-third of all slip catches against pace - putting them eighth out of the nine main test nations, and a world away from New Zealand's stupendous record of taking 90 per cent of all slip chances. After the second Test, Kohli had admitted that they had the selection "off" with conditions not justifying Kuldeep's inclusion alongside R Ashwin.

The former Indian cricketer is of the opinion that the captain Virat Kohli should continue to stick with the same set of batsmen and not be harsh on them. Jasprit did really well in South Africa and bowls attacking lines and lengths. "If you say so yeezy", the ICC wrote alongside the pictures. Throughout the week, they have been left picking up the pieces, mostly in terms of re-evaluating fitness of their key players.

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