England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat against India in the third cricket Test at PCA stadium, here today.
India have made two changes, handing Test debut to Karun Nair in place of injured KL Rahul and replacing Wriddhimnan Saha with Parthiv Patel, who is back in the Test side for the first time since August 2008.
England have made three changes to their playing XI. Injured Stuart Boad, struggling Ben Duckett and ineffective Zafar Ansari have been replaced by Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler and Garreth Batty.
India are leading the five-match series 1-0.
India: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
England: Alastair Cook (capt), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Garreth Batty, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid and James Anderson.
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