Initially, ahead of the five-match Test series, new-look India pushed the analysts into difficulty while predicting the result. But, now, after the below-par performances in the initial two Tests against England, a section of people are talking about the whitewash. Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan reveals his predictions for the Trent Bridge Test.
The former England captain Michael Vaughan was quite confident in his words while revealing his predictions for the next Test. He also picked his players from either team as well and spoke a word on Ben Stokes.
No Surprise, England to win – Michael Vaughan
The classy stroke-player, Michael Vaughan quoted England is going to win the game in Nottingham.
Michael Vaughan feels the swinging conditions and having the specialist bowlers in the troop, England is going to get Indians in the third Test with much ease.
Revealing the two best performers of each team, Michael Vaughan picked James Anderson and Jonny Bairstow for England.
Coming to India, Michael Vaughan picked Mohammed Shami and India skipper, Virat Kohli.
”Right, my third Test predictions are England are going to win the game. I can’t see anything else. With the Duke ball moving around it will be tough for Indians. Ben Stokes included in the squad. A controversial decision but one of Adil Rashid, Pope or might be Sam Curran will be left out. However, the Trentbridge conditions always give wickets to James Anderson,” Michael Vaughan said.
”In the middle order, Jonny Bairstow might score the runs for England. In India, I expect two changes. In bowling, Mohammed Shami would take the wickets for India while in batting hand, it is Virat Kohli,” Michael Vaughan concluded.
Interesting Changes ahead:
Both the teams are set to make interesting changes in their playing XI. The return of Ben Stokes will add extra-burden on the selection panel. Chris Woakes secured himself with a man of the match performance at Lords.
It might be Ollie Pope or Adil Rashid who might make a way. Meanwhile, on the Indian side, a lot of changes are expected with all the regulars failing to deal Englishmen.
Probably, Rishabh Pant might get the gloves from Dinesh Karthik. The likes of Karun Nair and Shikhar Dhawan might also get a look in as well.