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India is all set to take on the Ben Stokes-led England team in the third match of the five-match Test series in Rajkot today. Even as the series is leveled for now, the Rohit Sharma Army will do everything they can to try and deny Ben Stokes a victory in his 100th Test today.

While India has not lost a single Test series on home soil since 2012, Rohit Sharma and his men may have to struggle to keep that record as India’s batting stalwart Virat Kohli is missing from the series for personal reasons. On the other hand, India’s frontline seamer Mohammed Shami is also unavailable due to injury.

In their absence, fans have pinned all their hopes on batting star Sarfaraz Khan who is going to make his Test debut for team India. The talented batsman will make his international debut after KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were ruled out due to injury.

Sarfaraz Khan’s father and wife couldn’t hold their tears after he got his maiden Indian Test cap. A beautiful moment of Khan’s father crying tears of happiness has been going viral with fans hopeful of a good performance by him in his debut.

Considered as India’s domestic run machine Sarfaraz has been one of the most prolific performers in Ranji Trophy. Apart from Sarfaraz Khan, young talent and hard-hitting keeper-batter Dhruv Jurel has also got his maiden call in this match.

As per reports, India captain and Hitman Rohit Sharma will join Yashasvi Jaiswal to have a solid opening. In the middle order are Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel. Among the bowlers are all-rounder Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.