ENG vs IND Today Match Prediction 3rd Test, Cricket Betting Tips, 25th August

Jasprit Bumrah has been tremendous in this series and is leading series Highest wicket-taker charts with 12 wickets at an impressive average of 18.
  • Match: England  vs India (ENG vs IND)
  • Date- 25th August 2021
  • Match Format- 3rd Test
  • Venue- Headingley, Leeds
  • Time- 3:30PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Mostly Sunny with some clouds,16-23℃

ENG vs IND, 3rd Test General Online Betting Odds

England – 2.65

India- 2.14

Draw- 4.75

ENG vs IND Betting Odds Comparison

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ENG vs IND Today Match Prediction, 3rd Test, 25th August 2021

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India scripted a memorable emphatic win in the last match at Lord’s. Going into the final day India was nowhere in the game but a champion side like India knew how to build their own path and they did it in some fashion and bundled out England inside 2 sessions to win the match and take the lead in the series. India will go into the 3rd match full of confidence and energy as they have been a far better side in this series.

KL Rahul was again the star with the bat but he had valuable contributions from the other end as well. The biggest positive for India is the resurgence of the experienced duo of Pujara and Rahane who were under extreme pressure going into the 2nd match. Bumrah and Shami were again excellent for India but this time with bat as well. Their partnership of 89 runs was the main reason behind India’s fightback.

Shardul Thakur is fit again and it will be interesting to see if Kohli will make changes to his side or follow the winning lineup. Bowlers have been outstanding especially Mohammed Siraj who has been scintillating but support from Batsmen is key and they have been doing it decently till now. India now has a chance to win this match and take an assured lead of 2-0 in the series.

  • Cheteshwar Pujara’s batting average has been below 30 in the last 2 years.
  • KL Rahul has scored 776 runs against England including 3 tons.
  • Ajinkya Rahane’s average in 2021 is just 22.00

Top Batsmen in this series

  • KL Rahul- 244 runs with 61.00 average 
  • Rohit Sharma- 152 runs with 50.67 average 
  • Ravindra Jadeja– 99 runs with 33.00 average 

Top Bowlers in this series 

  • Jasprit Bumrah- 12 wickets at 18.50 average  
  • Mohammed Siraj- 11 wickets at 23.45 average 
  • Mohammad Shami- 7 wickets at 29.71 average 


England’s woes against India continued in the 2nd Test as well but this time, they had to suffer humiliation at the Mecca of Cricket. England couldn’t bat even 2 sessions against India to save the test match and were bundled out inside 52 overs. England’s batting lineup is under the scanner already by both media and ex-players and the recent injury of Mark Wood has piled up more misery for Root going into the crucial 3rd Test match.

England has made changes in their Squad for the 3rd match. They have dropped Dominic Sibley, who has scored just one 30+ score in the last 25 innings. England now has added white-ball stars Dawid Malan and Saqib Mahmood into the squad and there is a big probability that they both play as Mark Wood is ruled out of 3rd Test and batsman at number 6 is still a question for England.

England was humiliated in the last match and questions are over Joe Root’s captaincy future also after his questionable handling of the team. England are desperate to win and they are already stuck with a blow after their speedster Mark Wood is ruled out. Let’s see how England will pick themselves up after that crushing loss at Lord’s.

  • James Anderson went wicketless for the first time against India on English pitches.
  • Joe Root average against India is 60.41
  • Only two English Batsmen have scored more than 100 runs in this series so far.

Top Batsmen in this series

  • Joe Root- 386 runs with 128.67 average 
  • Johnny Bairstow– 118 runs with 29.50 average 
  • Rory Burns- 67 runs with 16.75 average 

Top Bowlers in this series 

  • Ollie Robinson- 9 wickets at 24.89 average 
  • James Anderson- 9 wickets at 20.11 average 
  • Mark Wood- 5 wickets at 28.40 average 

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Headingley, Leeds
Total matches78
Matches won batting first29
Matches won bowling first31
Average 1st Inns scores307
Average 2nd Inns scores290
Average 3rd Inns scores240
Average 4th Inns scores166
The highest total recorded653/4 (193 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
The lowest score recorded 61/10 (26.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG

Weather Report

The weather will be good for all 5 days and there are no significant chances of rain on any day. In two matches Rain has interrupted matches many times and even affected the 1st match’s result. But this time around we might see a full contest between bat and ball without Rain interruptions. However, clouds will be there which will assist seamers.

  • Rain: 7-10%
  • Humidity 65-78%
  • Wind speed: 10-19 km/h.
  • Temperature- 16-23 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Pitches have been more on the greener side so far in the series and this trend is expected to continue at Leeds as well. Headingley is traditionally a good pitch for seamers and the weather here also assists them. Spinners are likely to come into play from day four. Captains will again look to bat first as batting in 4th innings in England is really hard and the last match’s collapse of England was a perfect example.

ENG vs IND 3rd Test Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

ENG Playing 11

Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Saqib Mahmood, James Anderson

Wicket-keeper: Jos Butler (wk)

Batsmen: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Johnny Bairstow, 

All-rounders: Samm Curran,  Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Ollie Robinson, Saqib Mahmood, James Anderson

IND Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Ravi Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

ENGcket-keeper: Rishabh Pant (wk)

Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur

Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

ENG vs IND– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

India  is expected to win the match against England 

KhelTalk experts feel that India will win against England in the 3rd Test match. India has been a more complete and dominant side through the series and the last match’s win will boost their confidence. KL Rahul in the batting department has been instrumental and will be key to win this match. Bowlers again are in full form and rhythm with both ball and bat which is a huge plus for India.

On the other hand, England is yet to find their batting combination and is now stuck with another blow as Mark Wood is ruled out. Batting in this series has been horrendous by English batters and the likes of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah have scored more runs than England’s batsmen. India is going into this match full of confidence and we expect them to again defeat England.

Top Batsman from India – Virat Kohli  (3.25 Odds)

Virat Kohli again failed to live up to expectations in the 2nd match but again looked in good nick. He was very confident with the bat and played elegant shots but was dismissed by Robinson in 2nd slip. In both innings, Kohli got starts and scored 42 and 20 runs. Kohli is key to the Indian batting lineup and needs to fire going into the 3rd match.

He now will be playing on his hunting ground where he scored a century last time around. Indian fans have been waiting for almost 2 years now for Kohli’s century and it couldn’t be a bigger occasion than this match. Virat Kohli is a proven match-winner and has looked in good touch, we expect him to give you good returns.

Top Batsman from England – Joe Root (3.25 Odds)

Joe Root smashed his 7th century against India. Joe Root has been instrumental against the Indian team and has entered an elite list of players scoring more than 6 centuries against India. In the last match also, he was comfortable from ball one and looked in elegant touch.

He scored a classy unbeaten 180 runs which left everyone awestruck. He was again the only English batter to look comfortable against fierce Jasprit Bumrah and their battle is likely to go on throughout the series. The root is a modern-day great and has been in scintillating form and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best batsman from England.

Top Bowler from India – Jasprit Bumrah (3.25 Odds)

Jasprit Bumrah has been tremendous in this series and is leading series Highest wicket-taker charts with 12 wickets at an impressive average of 18. Bumrah has been consistent and sharp with his line and length. No England batter had the answer against his inswinging balls.

He went wicketless in the 1st innings but in the 2nd innings, he took 3 crucial wickets and was the main reason behind India’s heroics. Bumrah is leading this lineup and he has done his job perfectly well so far and helped youngsters like Siraj very well. He is again a key bowler for India going into the crucial 3rd match and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best bowler from India.

Top Bowler from England– James Anderson  (2.62 Odds)

James Anderson again left everyone awestruck with his incredible swing bowling in 1st innings of 2nd match. Anderson was again England’s best bowler and took 31st fifer of his career. He is 39-year-old but has looked fit and very accurate with his lines more than any other bowler.  England is down in the series and again responsibility is on his shoulders to help England.

England is currently dealing with injury problems in the bowling department with Broad, Archer, Wood all being struck with injury and in that case, Anderson needs to again step up and inspire England to pick themselves up after humiliation in the 2nd match. Anderson is an experienced campaigner and knows how to perform in every situation. He is a mandatory pick and can give you big returns.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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