- Rahul and Rohit will open the first Test against England
- Mayank Agarwal out of first match due to injury
- Ravindra Jadeja could be replaced by Mohammad Siraj in the first Test
Mayank Agarwal, who is being considered for the opening position by India, was also injured just before the match. It is clear that the player who was injured during training will not be able to play in the first game. With this, KL Rahul will open with Rohit Sharma. For a long time, Rahul did not get a place in the Indian Test team. Rahul is in good form in limited overs cricket.
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In terms of bowlers too, Virat Kohli may come up with some surprise moves. The move is to replace the two spinners with just one. Playing two spinners in the final of the World Test Championship was a setback for India. Therefore, Ravindra Jadeja may be dropped for playing R Ashwin in the first Test. In that case, Mohammad Siraj will be included in the team.
The pitch will assist the pacers in the first game at Trent Bridge. So it is almost certain that Siraj will play. Jadeja is a great batsman but he has failed in England as a bowler. The team management has decided to include R Ashwin, who has played in the county, in the playing XI. The five-match Test series is crucial for India.