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England opt to bat against India

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 04:20 hrs

Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat against India in the third and the final cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, here Thursday.

India are going in with three spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha and Piyush Chawla while Saurashtra batsman Ravinder Jadeja will be making his Test debut.

England have included Tim Bresnan, who replaced Steve Finn, while Joe Root gets a debut call.

Teams:

India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Matt Prior (wicketkeeper), Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Monty Panesar

--Indo-Asian News service

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