Date, start time and how to follow talkSPORT’s exclusive commentary from Ahmedabad for day-night clash


The Test series between India and England is finely poised as we head into the third Test match this week.

England dominated the first before India hit back in the second to leave the series nicely placed as the teams travel to Ahmedabad.

England take on India in Ahmedabad in the third Test


England take on India in Ahmedabad in the third Test

The third Test will be a day-nighter giving an extra dimension to what has already been a thrilling series.

Joe Root and Virat Kohli will be busy over the next few days as they prepare their teams for the challenges that the third Test will bring.

talkSPORT will have all the action from the subcontinent for you this winter and we’ll be at the Sardar Patel Stadium for every ball.

India vs England: How to listen

Full commentary of the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad will be live on talkSPORT 2.

Our day one coverage will get under way at 8am on Wednesday, February 24 and we will bring you every ball live.

Our brilliant broadcast team for the series includes talkSPORT’s resident paceman Darren Gough and fellow former England internationals Kevin Pietersen, Steve Harmison, Matt Prior and Mark Butcher.

You can enjoy the advert-free action on the talkSPORT app or listen on talkSPORT 2. To tune in, CLICK HERE.

Joe Root’s England need to bounce back against India

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Joe Root’s England need to bounce back against India

You can also listen via DAB digital radio or through your smart speaker.

If you miss the live action, there will be a daily highlights show at 9pm on talkSPORT 2.

Former England paceman Steve Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.

Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast.

There will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.

England’s schedule in India

  • First Test: Feb 5-9 (Chennai) – England won by 227 runs
  • Second Test: Feb 13-17 (Chennai) – India won by 317 runs
  • Third Test: Feb 24-28 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fourth Test: March 4-8 (Ahmedabad)
  • First T20I: March 12 (Ahmedabad)
  • Second T20I: March 14 (Ahmedabad)
  • Third T20I: March 16 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fourth T20I: March 18 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fifth T20I: March 20 (Ahmedabad)
  • First ODI: March 23 (Pune)
  • Second ODI: March 26 (Pune)
  • Third ODI: March 28 (Pune)

India vs England: Third Test squads

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.

Reserves: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Kumar, K S Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar, Priyank Panchal.

England: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

Reserves: James Bracey, Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi.

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India vs England: What has been said?

England captain Joe Root: “We are going to have to be quite smart about how we score our runs out here, how we are going to build an innings, and we’ve got to learn from opposition who played very well in these conditions.

“But we are 1-1 in the series, there are two very important games to come and we’re very excited about that. Because of how well we played in the first game, we are very much in this series.

“We could look at maybe balancing the side differently.

“We had success with that balance in the first game and the wicket was dramatically different from that first Test match. We’ll learn the lessons.

“It will be different again when we turn up for that third game with it being a day-nighter and it’s set up very nicely for a very exciting last two games.”

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