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England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first at Edgbaston, Birmingham in the first Test of the five-match series against India on Wednesday.

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India left out Cheteshwar Pujara from playing XI with Dhawan to open with Murali Vijay. KL Rahul replaced Pujara at at number three. All the talks about Kuldeep Yadav getting a game proved to be nothing as Ravichandran Ashwin was the lone spinner selected by India. The pace battery for India are Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma with Hardik Pandya also providing the seam bowling option.

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For England, Adil Rashid was only spinner selected while Moeen Ali, recalled for the 1st Test failed to get a place in the playing XI. Eng;and’s pace battery is James Anderson, Suart Broad, Sam Curran and Ben Stokes.

Playing XI 

India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (W), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (C), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (W), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)

TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (SA)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)