India Vs England
Sardar Patel stadium in Motera renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium
The stadium is located within the larger Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave which will have facilities for Olympic sports. Among the facilities that are set to be included in the enclave in addition to the cricket stadium is a multi-purpose stadium for athletics and football, a hockey stadium and outdoor practice fields.
Adelaide 36 all out won't affect us in Motera day-night Test: Virat Kohli
Kohli added that England, who too capitulated for 58 in their last pink ball Test against New Zealand in Auckland, also won't be affected by a one-off dismal show. Kohli said that even if the wicket is spinner-friendly, the pink ball is likely to assist seam and pace bowlers.
Motera pitch: India step into the 'unknown' for the pink ball Test
Although latest pictures of the pitch show that there is a layer of grass on it, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma said that the pitch won't be any different from the one in the second Test that supported spin bowlers.
Suryakumar Yadav, Kishan, Tewatia in India T20I squad for England series
However, Sanju Samson has been dropped after poor batting performances in the T20Is in Australia where he aggregated just 48 in three games at an average of 16. He was picked ahead of Rishabh Pant and Kishan as a back-up to KL Rahul.
Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: Kohli, Ashwin stretch India's lead past 350
At the lunch break, India -- who had lost the wicket of Shubman Gill (14) on Day Two -- reached 156/6 with skipper Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin batting on 38 and 34 respectively. The hosts lost a flurry of wickets in the session, but considering they have added more than 100 runs to their total, they stand well ahead in the match.
Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: India all out for 329, Pant remains unbeaten on 58
Four Indian batters - Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishant and Kuldeep - were out for a duck during the course of the innings. Earlier on Day One, Rohit Sharma had scored a brilliant 161 while Ajinkya Rahane contributed with 67 as India ended the day at 300/6.
2nd Test: Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 80 takes India to 106/3 at lunch
On a pitch that aided turn from very early and on which left-arm spinner Jack Leach was introduced as early as the eighth over of the match, Sharma looked in control and took on the England attack to put India in the driver's seat before a couple of wickets late in the first session gave Joe Root's side some relief.
Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test: India win toss, elect to bat; Axar Patel debuts
India have made three changes to the side that lost the first Test. They have rested Jasprit Bumrah and brought in Mohammed Siraj. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who is making his Test debut, and Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav replace left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and off-spinner Washington Sundar, respectively.
2nd Test: England make 4 changes, bring in Moeen, Broad & Foakes
While Jofra Archer is out injured and Jos Buttler has left for England as part of England's rotation policy, the visitors have left out veteran pacer James Anderson and off-spinner Dom Bess. The England captain, who scored a double century in the first Test, said that England are fortunate to have quality players to pick from as replacements.
Aussie journo becomes Indian cricket fans' 'bhabhi' on Twitter
Chloe-Amanda Bailey has also made a number of tweets in Hindi, even replying to former England captain Kevin Pietersen's "warning" to the Indian team to not overdo their celebrations after their 2-1 Test series win over Australia.