England announce playing XI for 1st Test against India

England captain Joe Root has confirmed the team for the first Test against India starting at Edgbaston on Wednesday (August 1).


Root announced that Moeen Ali and Jamie Porter will miss out of the playing XI from the 13-man squad named for England’s 1000th Test.

Root has also announced Jos Buttler as England’s vice-captain for the five-match Test series.


Jos-Buttler

The 27 year old, Buttler, is already vice-captain for England’s ODI side, ranked No. 1 in the latest ICC team rankings.

He was recalled to the Test squad at the start of the summer for the Test series against Pakistan and scored two half-centuries in his three innings.

England’s playing XI:

  1. Alastair Cook
  2. Keaton Jennings
  3. Joe Root (c)
  4. Dawid Malan
  5. Jonny Bairstow (w)
  6. Ben Stokes
  7. Jos Buttler
  8. Sam Curran
  9. Adil Rashid
  10. Stuart Broad
  11. James Anderson

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