Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2016

England win toss, elect to bat in fifth Test

Chennai, Dec 16: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final cricket Test against India here today.

Hosts India enjoy an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

While India have brought in Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and last- game centurion Jayant Yadav, Liam Dawson is making his debut for England with Stuart Broad returning from an injury in place of an injured James Anderson.

Team:

India: Murali Vijay, K L Rahul, Chesteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Karun Nair, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav

England: Alastair Cook (Captain), Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Jake Ball.

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