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IND vs ENG, 1st Test, Day 1: England wins toss and bats; R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma rested

03:52 PM Aug 04, 2021 | IANS

England won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against India here at the Trent Bridge on Wednesday. India, who have drafted in KL Rahul as opener, are playing four seamers in Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur.

Thakur has been picked to provide all-round option. Ravindra Jadeja is the lone spinner.

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Playing XIs

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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.

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