England vs India – 3rd Test Betting Tips

Host England will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on India in the third game of the Test series at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds on Thursday.

The home side will rue the fact that they showed poor application and skills to lose the second Test at Lords on the final day. England captain Joe Root will certainly be looking to make changes to the playing XI for this fixture.

On the other hand, India showed a lot of determination and firepower to pull off a famous win over England at Lords. The bowlers delivered a splendid effort on the final day to see India beat England by 151 runs and go 1-0 up in the five-match Test Series.

England Form and Team News

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley have been dropped from the squad after doing not well in the first games of the series against India. Haseeb Hameed is expected to open the innings for England in this game.

Dawid Malan has been called into the Test squad for the Headingley game and will be slotted at no.3 in the batting lineup.

In the batting department, the onus will be on opener Rory Burns, captain Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match at Lords, Joe Root was the standout performer with the bat. In the first innings, Root produced a splendid 180 off 321 balls with the help of eighteen boundaries. In the second innings, Root was once again the top scorer for England with 33 runs off 60 balls.

Besides Root, Jonny Bairstow showed decent form in the first innings and notched up a crucial half-century off 107 balls with the help of seven fours.

In the bowling department, the onus will on experienced pacers James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, and Sam Curran to provide timely breakthroughs. Mark Wood has suffered from a shoulder injury so either Craig Overton and Saqib Mahmood could come into the playing XI for this game.

India Form and Team News

Captain Virat Kohli will be pleased with his side’s scintillating performance with bat and ball against England at Lords. The visitors will be looking to maintain their winning momentum in this fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the in-form opening pair of Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma to get the side off to a good start. In the first innings, Rahul played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top score of 129 runs off 250 balls. He was well supported by Rohit Sharma, who smashed 83 runs off 145 balls with help of eleven fours and one six.

Besides the openers, the big positive from the previous game was Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara showing decent form with the bat in the second innings.

In the second innings, Rahane put in a splendid half-century with the help of five boundaries, whereas Pujara scored 45 runs off 206 balls.

Tail-enders Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah showed dogged determination and put on a splendid partnership of 89 runs. Shami played well and smashed a brilliant half-century off 70 balls, whereas Bumrah chipped in with 34 runs off 64 balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace quartet of Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Siraj Mohammed to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this third Test.

In the previous game at Lords, the pace quartet bowled well and claimed 19 wickets between them to lead India to a splendid win over England.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, India will be outright favorites to win the third game of the series to be played at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. For the 3rd Test, England are placed at 2.60 odds, while India is at 2.06 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Based on the current form, India will be the favorites to win their game against England. After taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series, the visitors have the momentum on their side and will be looking to deliver a clinical performance at Headingley.

On the other hand, England is missing too many key players due to injuries and will need to deliver something exceptional to level the five-match T20I series at Leeds.

Therefore, the prediction is for India to register a comfortable win over England at Headingley Cricket Ground.

Tip 1- India’s decent record at Headingley

After a splendid win at Lords, India will be keen to continue their winning streak in this game. The visitors will take heart from the fact that they have a decent record at Headingley Cricket Ground.

Since 1979, India has managed to win two matches out of three played against England at Headingley. Given their decent record at Leeds, we expect India to register a comfortable win over England in the third [email protected]

Tip 2- Jasprit Bumrah to lead the charge for India 

There is no doubt that premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah has delivered splendid performances in the first two matches of the series. With 12 wickets to his name, Bumrah is currently leading bowling charts for India in this five-match Test series.

Given his back-to-back splendid bowling performances, we expect pacer Jasprit Bumrah to take five wickets or more in this Headingley [email protected]


Expect India to comfortably brush aside England and go 2-0 up in the Test series.

  1. India to register a comfortable win over England in the third [email protected]
  2. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah to take five wickets or more in this Headingley Test- India @2.00

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