The home side India have won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Virat Kohli-led side have made just one change in the playing XI where Ajinkya Rahane has come in for Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan has been a bit out of touch for quite a time and his scores of 1 and 11 in the first two matches reflected it.
India have already won the three-match series after grabbing a nail-biting win in Cuttack by 15 runs. The hosts have a 100% win record in Kolkata against the Englishmen.
India and England have faced each other twice at the iconic stadium of Eden Gardens. On both occasions, the visitors have stood on the losing podium.
The first clash between the two giants of the game took place in 2002 and under local boy Sourav Ganguly’s leadership, India cruised to a 22-run victory despite a hundred from Marcus Trescothick. The Kolkata crowd then witnessed a match between the two nations in 2011. India thumped England by 95 runs only giving themselves a 100% win record against the visitors at Eden Gardens Ground.