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England wins toss, opts to bat against India

England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the first test of the five-match series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here this morning.

England wins toss, opts to bat against India
England skipper Alastair Cook and Indian Skipper Virat Kohli


This was for the first time when the India skipper lost a toss in home soil since gaining captaincy.

While the visiting side has included three seamers and three spinners in their playing eleven on a surface which looks good for batting for the first two days, India will be playing with five bowlers with just two pacers.

The kohli-led home side will have to at least draw the series against England to remain at the number one Test spot at the end of this year.


India: M Vijay, G Gambhir, C Pujara, V Kohli (C), A Rahane, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, Md Shami, U Yadav, A Mishra

England: A Cook (C), H Hameed, J Root, B Duckett, M Ali, B Stokes, J Bairstow?, C Woakes, Z Ansari, A Rashid, S Broad

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