England win toss, bat first against India

RAJKOT, India (AP) England won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening cricket test against India, starting On Thursday.

India selected five bowlers for the match, including three spinners, while England handed a first test cap to 19-year-old opening batsman Haseeb Hameed.

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India: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravi Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonathan Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka), Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)