1st Test: England elect to bat, India include Thakur, Rahul
England captain Joe Root and Indian skipper Virat Kohli.IANS

1st Test: England elect to bat, India include Thakur, Rahul

Nottingham, August 4, 2021

England won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Test against India here at the Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

India, who have drafted in K L Rahul as opener, are playing four seamers in Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur.

Thakur has been picked to provide an all-round option.

Ravindra Jadeja is the lone spinner.

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

IANS

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