England gained the toss and opted to bat first within the first Check towards England on the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Captain Joe Root obtained his 100th Check cap for England.
India went with 5 bowlers, and there was nonetheless no place for Kuldeep Yadav. Washington Sundar, R Ashwin and Shahbaz Nadeem are India’s spinners together with the tempo of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.
All-rounder Axar Patel was dominated out of the primary Check as a consequence of a knee harm. Nadeem and Rahul Chahar had been drafted into the squad.
The enjoying XIs:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Rory Burns, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer returned to the England XI. There was no place for Stuart Broad.
On the eve of the match, Kohli had confirmed that India will again Rishabh Pant as wicketkeeper.
“Sure, Rishabh will begin. Rishabh will take the gloves. He has had affect performances in Australia just lately. He’s in a very good house. And we wish him to construct on this. Together with him bettering all points of his sport. Which can occur with extra sport time, and the extra confidence he features enjoying the video games,” he stated.
“That’s how we take a look at Rishabh. He has come alongside very properly after the IPL. He got here to Australia, he wasn’t part of the white-ball codecs. He saved working arduous on his health, on his sport, and he realised the significance of placing in that work and acquired the outcomes ultimately, which all of us had been comfortable to see as a result of he’s somebody whom we had backed quite a bit. For good purpose. Due to what you noticed in Australia. That brings in a variety of worth to the staff. He’ll proceed to be backed. He’s an affect participant. Alongside along with his arduous work, he can undoubtedly be a really very constant matchwinner for India. Somebody the opposition will certainly be cautious of every time they play India.