England to elect bat and KL Rahul replace Pujara in Indian squad
England won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the opening Test of the five match series here today.
England won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the opening Test of the five-match series here today.
India included in-form KL Rahul in place of seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara, who is yet to score a fifty this season. The visitors are going in with single spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin.
India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (capt.), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (capt.), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
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