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England wins throws, chooses to bowl first against India

London, August 12 (IANS) England captain Joe Root won the roll and chose to bowl first in the second Test against India at Lord’s on Thursday.

Ishant Sharma replaces an injured Shardul Thakur in the lone shift in the Indian player eleven. For England, Moeen Ali, Haseeb Hameed and Mark Wood replace Dan Lawrence, Zak Crawley and an injured Stuart Broad in game eleven.

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood and James Anderson,

–IANS

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