Former India captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Saurav Ganguly, has predicted that India will win the ongoing third Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Ganguly believes that if the ‘Men in Blue’ put on a good performance, they will win the Test.
“Indian cricket has changed a lot and our cricketers have done so well. I am sure if we play well, we are going to win it. I generally don’t predict but I feel India is my favourite here.”
The series is currently levelled at 1-1, with two matches still to be played. Both the Tests hold great importance for both sides as far as the World Test Championship is concerned. The third Test of the series has begun with England winning the toss and opting to bat first.
Sourav Ganguly further talked about Pink Ball’s relevance in Test Cricket. The former Indian skipper asserted that the Pink Ball is the future of Test Cricket. The ongoing Test match is only the second Pink ball Test being organized in India. The first Test match was held in Kolkata against Bangladesh in 2019.
“Pink-ball Test is the future of Test cricket. I remember when we hosted the pink-ball Test vs Bangladesh in Kolkata, it was a jam-packed stadium and the crowd also loved it. Cricketers also enjoy it, so I feel the pink-ball test has a long way to go.”
Having opted to bat first, England is currently at 74 for 3 after 22 overs. Zak Crawley is playing a crucial knock for England. He is currently unbeaten at 53. He is out in the middle alongside Ben Stokes.