Jofra Archer may return for third Test as England consider seam-heavy attack

  • Day-nighter with India should suit fast bowlers
  • Seamers enjoying bowling with pink ball, says Stokes

Jofra Archer looks set to return for Wednesday’s day-night third Test against India in Ahmedabad as England ponder up to five changes to their XI and a potentially seam-heavy attack in order to cash in on the pink ball.

Joe Root and Chris Silverwood face the toughest selection of a series that stands at 1-1 with two to play. Reports from the new 110,000-capacity Motera Stadium are that India want another dry pitch that spins early, although England’s captain and head coach could yet be swayed by lively performance of the pink SG ball in the nets.

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