- Rahul and Rohit will open the first Test against England
- Mayank Agarwal out of first game due to injury
- Ravindra Jadeja could be replaced by Mohammad Siraj in the first Test
Mayank Agarwal, who is being considered for the opening spot by India, was also injured just before the game. It is clear that the player who was injured during training will not be able to play in the first match. With this, KL Rahul will open with Rohit Sharma. For a long time, Rahul did not get a place on the Indian Test team. Rahul is in good shape in limited overs cricket.
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In terms of bowlers too, Virat Kohli may feature some surprise moves. The movement consists of replacing the two swivel wheels with a single one. Playing two spinners in the World Test Championship final was a setback for India. Therefore, Ravindra Jadeja can be eliminated for playing R Ashwin in the first Trial. In that case, Mohammad Siraj will be included in the team.
The court will help the pacemakers in Game 1 at Trent Bridge. So Siraj will almost certainly play. Jadeja is a great hitter but has failed in England as a bowler. The team management has decided to include R Ashwin, who has played in the county, in the game XI. The five-game test series is crucial for India.