Virat Kohli finished a long wait as he won the toss. It is for the first time as Test captain in his 9th match in England. India went in with an unchanged XI for the 3rd Test at Headingley.
India captain Virat Kohli was wonderfully shocked. It is when he won the hurl at the 3rd Test. Against England at Headingley on Wednesday. Kohli had no delay to pick to bat despite a cloudy morning. After winning the toss at Headingley in Leeds.
Notably, Virat Kohli had never managed to win. The toss in Test captain before Wednesday in England. Kohli had lost 8 tosses as Test captain on the run. In the Old Blight before switching the fortunes at Headingley.
Joe Root spun the coin and the India captain surprised himself by calling it right. However, this is the first time Kohli has won the toss in the Test series. Since the Chennai Test in February against England.
“It’s a surprise I’ve won the toss. We’re batting first. Looks firm and without grass and runs on the board will set this up. We’re going in with the same XI,” Kohli said.
Kohli named an unchanged XI, putting an end to the speculation. Around the consideration of World No. 2 off-spinner R Ashwin. In the team after he missed out on the first two Tests series.
Kohli had insisted on the pre-match interaction with the press. Also, that India would not alter a winning group. Unless there were have injury concerns. Kohli conceded India was thinking around including counting Ashwin. But it’s needed to hold the winning combination of 4 pacers. And spin-bowling all-rounder in Ravindra Jadeja.
“We thought about getting Ashwin in, and the pressure of the extra seamer in these conditions is crucial. Jadeja will bowl a lot more overs because the conditions are suited to him. You can lay down markers and culture, but it’s up to the boys. Also, to take it up and win from pressure situations. It’s all about handling pressure at the highest level,” Kohli added.
Meanwhile, England made two changes to their XI. As they brought Dawid Malan in for Dom Sibley and replaced injured pacer Mark Wood with Craig Overton.