England opt to bat against India
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.
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