Live Report – India vs England, 2nd Test, Chennai, 1st day

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Welcome to day one of our live report of the second India-England Test from Chennai. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here

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9am: India win the toss, make three changes

Hello and welcome to Chennai II: Payback. That, at least, is the script Virat Kohli is working from – and having won the toss and chosen to bat, his side should get to dictate terms on what is expected to be a much livelier track. India have given a debut to Axar Patel, who’s absence through injury last week had a knock-on effect for the rest of the XI. With Patel fit, they have recalled Kuldeep Yadav for the first time in two years, while Mohammed Siraj replaces Jasprit Bumrah, who is rested after bowling 42 overs in his first Test on home soil. England had named their XII on the eve of the match, with Stuart Broad, Ben Foakes and Moeen Ali all coming in. The final spot came down to Olly Stone’s pace versus the experience (and batting) of Chris Woakes, with Stone getting the nod. He’ll play his second Test, having debuted against Ireland at Lord’s in 2019.

Alan Gardner is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick

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