The visiting Joe Root’s staff received the toss and elected to bat first on the MAC Stadium in Chennai
England captain Joe Root received the toss and elected to bat within the first Test towards India on the M A Chidambaram stadium right here on Friday.
For India, veteran pacer Ishant Sharma and seasoned left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem are again within the enjoying XI together with common skipper Virat Kohli who’s again from paternity break.
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns returned to the facet after lacking the collection in Sri Lanka whereas Zak Crawley misses out attributable to harm. England picked James Anderson over Stuart Broad within the eleven.
Root is enjoying the a centesimal Test match of his profession after having made his debut through the collection towards India in 2012.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishab Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
England: Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Jack Leach.