Leeds/Bhubaneswar: Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first in the third Test against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday.
“The pitch looks pretty firm and think runs on the board will be crucial,” said Kohli.
England: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Haseeb Hameed, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Craig Overton, 11 James Anderson
India: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj
India lead the five-match Test series 1-0 following their thrilling win at Lord’s last week.