Rishabh Pant ready for debut at Trent Bridge?

India looks in total control and the two are batting beautifully. Even Hardik Pandya's dismissal at the close of play, which left India 307 for six at stumps, should not dampen his team's spirits. Rahane wanted to take advantage of the soft ball and exhausted bowlers and had switched to attack mode in the last 10 minutes of his stay.

Despite helping India to a good positon, both Rahane and Kohli would have frustrated not to convert to three figures. Ajinkya Rahane unfurled a ideal off-drive, stroking the ball through the covers for four: a shot of flawless grace and ease.

The best thing about Rahane was he was much bolder than he has been in the a year ago where he had not reach a half-century in eight previous Tests.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have displayed enormous grit post lunch. In the second, Kohli and Rahane were a bit more aggressive as they played through the entire session.

On his way to 97, Kohli became the highest scoring Indian captain in away Tests. Anjinkya Rahane too is inching toward his 50.

With so many all-rounders vying for positions in this England team - Moeen Ali was also left out in Nottingham as well as Curran - Woakes denied feeling any pressure on his place. Woakes bangs it short and the batsman pulls it, finding Rashid at deep backward square leg. Frustration on the faces of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri as the players head back to the dressing room. Both Rahane and the Indian captain are inching towards their 50s. While he has not been able to make a name for himself for India in T20Is - he four games have resulted in 73 runs at a strike-rate of 105.79 - Pant's elevation to the India A squad that spent over a month in England this summer was further recognition of his talent.

Chris Woakes celebrates after taking the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara on the opening day of third Test between England and India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on August 18, 2018. After losing the second Test at Lord's by an innings and 159 runs, the visitors are demoralised and must first put up a fight. The third test could be the decider for India as this could be the last chance for the guests to get back to winning ways.

Moreover, Karthik, who kept the wickets in the first two matches was seen feeding balls to Pant during the wicketkeeping drills before the start of the third test which gives a hint of Rishabh Pant playing ahead of Karthik. Here's a small trivia about Pant.

Pant has already represented India in four T20Is but is yet to play the One Day Internationals or test matches.

England playing XI: Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson. "In the previous two Tests we were losing two or three wickets inside the first 15 overs".

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