India vs England 1st Test LIVE Cricket Score: England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening Test match against Virat Kohli’s India at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Team Indi have left out their Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and have given KL Rahul a chance to prove his prowess. Rahul will bat at number three. India will be playing three pacers, Hardik Pandya as the all-rounder and R Ashwin as the lone spinner.
England are playing their 100th Test today and would want to win the match to mark their superiority in the format.
The conditions in Birmingham are slightly better with a brief spell of rain earlier this week but India would still comfortable on the field. While India boasts of a good fast-bowling unit to take on England, the hosts too have a quality spinner in Adil Rashid to counter India’s spin twins – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.