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England skipper Ben Stokes wins toss, elects to bat against India in fourth Test

England brought in Shoaib Bashir and Ollie Robinson in their playing XI, while India made just one change, handing fast bowler Akash Deep his maiden Test cap in place of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah

PTI Ranchi Published 23.02.24, 09:25 AM
India's Akash Deep with teammates celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Ollie Pope after a successful DRS appeal on the first day of the fourth Test cricket match between India and England, at the JSCA International Stadium Complex

India's Akash Deep with teammates celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Ollie Pope after a successful DRS appeal on the first day of the fourth Test cricket match between India and England, at the JSCA International Stadium Complex PTI

England skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and elected to bat against India in the fourth Test here on Friday.

England brought in Shoaib Bashir and Ollie Robinson in their playing XI, while India made just one change, handing fast bowler Akash Deep his maiden Test cap in place of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, who has been rested.

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England spinner Rehan Ahmed has left the tour for personal reasons, while Robinson was picked ahead of Mark Wood.

India are leading the five-Test series 2-1.

Teams: India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akash Deep, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(wk), Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.

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