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Grass or no grass, cracks or no cracks, batting or bowling-friendly: every time there’s a match in India, many a question surface. For that matter, India captain Virat Kohli was disappointed with the track offered at Rajkot. Let alone pacers, it did not assist the spinners as well, eventually producing a run-fest. And the one dished out at Visakhapatnam was coined neutral by the curators, but ended up being a featherbed for the spinners. The track at Mohali, however, looks a belter of a track, with a slight grass in the middle. Full cricket scorecard: India vs England, 3rd Test at Mohali

In a video shared by Sky Sports on Twitter, there’s a friendly banter between former cricketers and commentators Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton over the visibility of the grass. India have a reputation of producing rank-turners. As a result, it won’t come as a surprise if the batters dance to the spinners’ tunes. However, the contest between India and South Africa played at the same venue last year saw the spinner dominating, with Ravindra Jadeja getting Man of the Match for his stunning bowling show. India will definitely play three spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant Yadav.

 

Virat Kohli’s men lead the series 1-0, with three more matches to be played. However, let us not forget in the last three matches, they were 1-0 ahead after the first two matches. Will history repeat itself or India will exploit the conditions and get the better of England, is a question only time will tell.