ENGLAND WINS TOSS, WILL BAT FIRST IN MUMBAI

The game between England and India to be held in Mumbai, at the Wankhede Stadium, will see England bat first after the y won the toss and opted to bat first.


For the upcoming game, both team made several changes to their squad members. For India, the injured duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Mohammad Shami will be replaced by Lokesh Rahul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

For Shami, a sore knee has ensured that he would miss the game, while Rahane will be sidelined due to an injury which he picked up during training a few days back.

On the part of England, they will be handing Keaton Jennings, son of Ray Jennings, former South African Coach, a test debut.
Jake will be giving a ball in the coming game, which so far will be his second test match since making his debut earlier this year at Lord’s in the game against Pakistan.

The duo of Haseeb Hammed and Gareth Batty, who were amongst the squad beaten in Mohali, will be replaced by Jennings and Ball respectively.

Stuart Broad was not considered for selection as his fitness level was not good enough to guarantee him a place on the squad list. Broad was unable to recover in time from his foot injury, thus giving the 25 year old seamer, Jake Ball, the chance to come in for his second cap.

Alastair Cook, who was happy as his team won the very important toss, had said,

“It looks a good wicket. It’s been nice to get away for a few days and now it’s back to business… Nice turning up to a ground where we have good memories.”

For Ball, he would however be hoping for the chance to impress having been given the opportunity to set the tone.