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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Weather Forecast: Clouds and rain to welcome teams at Headingley?

English weather can be really hard to predict throughout the year and it’s not going to be any different in Headingley, Leeds either. India will take on England in the third Test of the five-match series starting Wednesday (August 25) at Headingley. But the question in the mind of every cricket fan is whether the game will start on the first day at the scheduled time of 330pm IST.

The first Test between India and England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham was badly affected by wet weather and India lost their win on the last day due to rain. Even the start of the second Test at Lord’s was delayed due to rain on the first day in London. However, India registered a comprehensive 1-0 series win in the final week of Lord’s.

According to the website of the United Kingdom Met Office, the first day is expected to be partly cloudy, although heavy rain is unlikely on the first day of the third Test between the teams of Virat Kohli and Joe Root.

Headingley will see 57 per cent cloud cover throughout the day, which should be of great help to both the Indian and English fast bowlers. The temperature will remain at least around 20 degree Celsius with the possibility of sunshine till noon.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Kohli on Tuesday (August 24) said that his team is capable of beating England at home with full force but said it is prudent to pocket your ego while batting in tough English conditions. Asked if it was the right time to hit and win the series, Kohli was not happy with the question.

“Does it depend on the strength of the opposition? Even when the key players were playing, we feel we can beat anyone,” said Kohli apparently not impressed by the question.

We don’t wait for the opposition to weaken. So, I don’t think this is the right question to ask a team that has been playing such good cricket in the last so many years. We don’t depend on the opposition to be weak, it’s not like we go into a series.

When asked to explain what it’s like to bat in English conditionsWhere the ball seams and swings consistently, Kohli gave an honest opinion. “You can never say in England that you are set (on the pitch). You have to put your ego in your pocket. The conditions are not the same as in other places where you reach 30-40 and know that you can pick the balls for your shots,” he said.

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