As the third Test of the four-match Test series between India and England is all set to kick-off from February 24 in Ahmedabad, both sides are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations.
With the ongoing series is currently levelled at 1-1, both India and England will be looking to hit the ground running in the upcoming pink-ball Test.
While the Indian team is heading into the contest on the back of a 317-run win against Joe Root-led side in the second Test at the Chepauk, England’s strong pace attack can pose some serious threats for the hosts in the third game.
Ahead of the day-night Test, Ben Stokes has issued a stern warning to Kohli & Co., saying that the pace trio of Jofra Archer, James Anderson, and Stuart Broad just can’t wait to trouble India’s batting line-up at the newly-revamped Motera Stadium.
Speaking on TalkSport radio station, the 29-year-old all-rounder said, “Broady, Jimmy, and Jofra have been licking their lips. It’s been a completely different game. Whether that’s going to be similar in the middle we’re not sure.”
“When the lights came on, the nets actually got dangerous. The bowlers had to stop bowling in the nets because we were actually worried that some of the batsmen were going to get injured,” Stokes added.
Meanwhile, England skipper, Root pointed out that the spinners will have a role to play in the Ahmedabad Test.
“It’s going to spin at some point, it’s just a question of when. We experienced it very early in the last match, it might not be the case quite so much this time around,” the 30-year-old batsman was quoted as saying by India Today.