England vs India, 4th Test – Toss Report and Playing XI


England have won the toss and have opted to bat

Root: We’re going to bat first. Looks a good pitch. Sun out here at the moment. Two changes, Woakes is unfit so Curran comes in, straight swap. To win a five match series you have to rely on the whole squad. Opportunity for Moeen to come back in and prove the form he’s had the last couple of weeks. Obviously a fine player. Bairstow will be fine at four. Class player himself. Message after Trent Bridge is to stay calm.

England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Kohli: Would have batted first as well. Good grass covering, nice and even, probably the best pitch of the series. Good thing about it is that it’s hard. We have an unchanged XI. First time in a long time. Rightly so as well. Don’t think we need to change looking at the conditions. Ashwin is ready to go as well. He was 70% in the last game.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah


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