India Vs England: Kohli Wins’s Toss, Opts To Bat
England, August 25: What has he done? After that masterclass innings at Lord’s, KL Rahul has thrown it away at Leeds! It really is a fickle, harsh art, batting in England. Anderson throws the bait a little wide, gets a pitched up ball to nip off the seam, Rahul chases after it to crash it through the covers, and gets a healthy edge through to Buttler who gobbles it up. A terrific start for England.
The Indian Cricket team led by Captain Virat Kohli, who has won the toss for the first time in England in a test cricket, at Leeds, who is happy for the teams performance in the previous matches, has retained the same playing XI and has opted to bat after winning the toss.
This is only the fourth test in Kohli’s test career, where he has unchanged the playing XI in back to back tests.
In a new development, England have made a couple of changes by bringing Dawid Malan and Craig Overton in place of opener Dom Sibley and injured Mark Wood.
The Playing XI for England are: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(capt.), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson