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Edgbaston Test: England win toss, put India into bat


August 10, 2011 - Birmingham (UK)

England captain Andrew Strauss has won the toss and put India into bat in the third Test match that is being played at the Edgbaston cricket ground from today.

Strauss called tails, while Indian skipper called heads at the toss in the presence of former England captain Michael Atherton and match referee Ranjan Madugalle.

England predictably have included Essex middle-order batsman Ravi Bopara in the squad for the match in place of injured Jonathan Trott. He will bat at number six, while Ian Bell goes up the order to No.3.

India have included leg spinner Amit Mishra in the squad in place of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. Opener Virender Sehwag has come in for Tamil Nadu and South Zone opener Abhinav Mukund.

It's an overcast morning and the match will be played on a greenish track.

It is expected that Strauss and the rest of the England squad would go for the kill, as they are already two-nil up in the series.

India has been left demoralised after Trent Bridge, where they were in potentially match-winning situations on two occasions.

The teams for the Test are as follows:

England: A N Cook, A J Strauss (captain), I R Bell, K P Pietersen, E J G Morgan, R S Bopara, M J Prior (wicketkeeper), T T Bresnan, S C J Broad, G P Swann and J M Andersonndia: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, S R Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, S K Raina, M S Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), A Mishra, P Kumar, I Sharma and S Sreesanth.

ANI

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