[The Conditions] look great, it is a great pitch, so the sun is out in the moment, and hopefully we are able to make the most of what seems a fantastic pitch,” states Joe Root. Sam Curran and Moeen Ali come back which makes it 17 players to England this summer. MyCricketHighlights, Bairstow will bat at No.4 despite his finger injury. “Stay calm, we have played some fantastic cricket in this show,” he added.
“We’d have batted first too, likely the best pitch of this show thus far. The fantastic thing is it’s tough, so hopefully we will get something from it using all the new ball.”
An XI is confirmed by Kohli. “Ashwin has been 70 percent in the previous game, therefore a real increase with all these left-handers within their line-up.”
England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Keaton Jennings, 3 Joe Root (capt), 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson
India 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Rishabh Pant (wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
India vs England 4th Test Day 1 Highlights: