TNI Bureau: India won the toss and elected to bat first against England in the first Test match of the four-match test series, which began at the Motera in Ahmedabad today.
Ishant Sharma is not playing in this test match due to illness. India is playing two spinners – Ashwin and Ojha and two pacers – Zaheer and Umesh. Harbhajan Singh was kept out of the playing XI, while Yuvraj Singh made a comeback to the team. Pujara also retained his place.
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C/WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha.
England: Alistair Cook (C), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson.