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Cook also announced the changes England have made for the Test, with two being forced changes Getty Images

England captain Alastair Cook had luck on his side as he won the all-important toss in the third Test of the five-match series against India at Mohali. He had no hesitation in opting to bat first on a track which is likely to be a difficult one for the side batting fourth. Cook also announced the changes England have made for the Test, with two being forced changes. Ace pacer Stuart Broad got himself injured in the last Test and has been replaced by Chris Woakes. Young spinner Zafar Ansari, who was ineffective in the previous outing, was also ruled out with back pain. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali

He has been replaced by the experienced off-spinner Gareth Batty. The third and final change England made was including Jos Buttler in place of struggling Ben Duckett. Buttler has a good experience of playing in Indian conditions, having played in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has made a name for himself in the shorter formats and with the rise of Jonny Bairstow, he did lose his place in the side but has always remained on the radar. He has got his opportunity here and the onus will be on him to make it count.

On the other hand, India too made a couple of forced changes. Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of the third Test with an injury and was replaced by Parthiv Patel, who was returning to Test cricket after 8 years. Parthiv is set to open with Murali Vijay as KL Rahul got himself injured once again on the eve of the third Test. He has been replaced by Karun Nair, who will make his Test debut for India and bat at No. 6.