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India opt to bat against England in first Test

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Nottingham, July 9 :

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against England in the first Test of the five-match series at the Trent Bridge here Wednesday.
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India have dropped Rohit Sharma for all-rounder Stuart Binny, who will be making his Test debut while Ravindra Jadeja is the lone spinner. England have included Ben Stokes for Chris Jordan.

Teams:

India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Matt Prior (wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett, James Anderson.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia).

TV umpire: Ian Gould (England).

Match referee: David Boon (Australia).

(IANS)