Birmingham, Aug 10: Not only are England 2-0 up in the 4-match Test series against India, they have even won the toss for the third Test which is all set to unfold at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
England will be satisfied with their decision to put India into bat as the green surface of the pitch and the moisture in the air surrounding it, will support seam and lateral movement.
India, batting first for the first time in the series will have to stay on their toes. As the visitors' management has already announced, Virat Kohli comes in in place of Yuvraj Singh while leg-spinner Amit Mishra will play in place of an injured Harbhajan Singh. And despite his century against Northampton last week, Abhhnav Mukund finds himself out of the Indian line-up.
Meanwhile, in the English camp, pacer Tim Bresnan who impressed with a five-for in the last Test, will continue to occupy Chris Tremlett's spot.
Birmingham has been the scene of riots since last evening with angry mobs setting empty cars alight and clashing with police. But it seems, emotions have been tempered and the violence has subsided as the Third set is minutes away from beginning...