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9.20am: Rotation state of affairs
England, in fact, have made 4 modifications to a successful staff, partly as a consequence of harm but in addition due to preconceived plans about relaxation and rotation. This is Stuart Broad, again within the facet instead of James Anderson, on his preparation having sat out the final two Exams: “[It’s gone] in addition to will be anticipated, it has been almost a month since I had any type of match observe, however you have to get what you will get in nets however that is simply half of the present state of affairs we’re in. We noticed how properly the India bowlers got here out in Australia after not a lot match observe and we’re in the same boat at the moment however we have had nice services to coach on, get the complete run-up within the nets and I really feel as prepared as will be. It’s fairly exhausting to copy match situations within the nets, you simply need to attempt to up your depth as a lot as you’ll be able to. That is the place expertise [comes in], I’ve performed quite a lot of cricket, I can fall again on data and really feel calm on the crease figuring out that I have been there earlier than.”
9am: India win the toss, make three modifications
Hiya and welcome to Chennai II: Payback. That, not less than, is the script Virat Kohli is working from – and having received the toss and chosen to bat, his facet ought to get to dictate phrases on what is predicted to be a a lot livelier observe. India have given a debut to Axar Patel, who’s absence via harm final week had a knock-on impact for the remainder of the XI. With Patel match, they’ve recalled Kuldeep Yadav for the primary time in two years, whereas Mohammed Siraj replaces Jasprit Bumrah, who’s rested after bowling 42 overs in his first Take a look at on house soil. England had named their XII on the eve of the match, with Stuart Broad, Ben Foakes and Moeen Ali all coming in. The ultimate spot got here all the way down to Olly Stone’s tempo versus the expertise (and batting) of Chris Woakes, with Stone getting the nod. He’ll play his second Take a look at, having debuted in opposition to Eire at Lord’s in 2019.
Alan Gardner is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick