Kohli: It’s a good wicket and day one is going to be pretty good for batting and we expect the pitch to get roughed up drastically from day two onwards. Axar was injured last game, unfortunately, Washington misses out even after doing well. Kuldeep replaces him. Jasprit Bumrah is rested and we need to manage workloads as well. Siraj is in and he can attack the stumps with his angles. You shouldn’t be shocked and surprised if you’re defeated at home; it’s all about the mindset.
Root: Yeah, we’d have definitely batted first as well, but is an opportunity to take early wickets. The attack is fresh and we have made four changes. Coming to this surface, we try to balance the attack that can take 20 wickets. We’ve had big partnerships and first-innings us and that’s going to be the challenge again for us. Stone is in. Stone will play his second Test, having debuted against Ireland at Lord’s in 2019.
IND vs ENG Highlights today Saturday, 2-13-2021 – 2nd Test, England tour of India from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
Virat Kohli has won the toss and chose to bat first.
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Dan Lawrence, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Moeen Ali, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Olly Stone, 11 Jack Leach.
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 09:30 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Virender Sharma
TV Umpires – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match number – TEST No. 2411