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Team selector: Pick your India XI to face England in the first Test in Chennai.

After a historic series triumph in Australia, India are now ready to host England for a four-match Test series. Their record at home has been incredible over the last decade: since January 2011, India have won 14 out of 15 Test series at home.

Their only loss on the list, however, came against England back in 2012. The home record gets even better under Virat Kohli: 26 games, 20 wins, five draws, one loss.

Pick the England XI for the first Test

With their incredible numbers at home, India’s headache isn’t ‘whom to pick’ but rather ‘whom to leave out’. With debutants like Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj winning games and hearts in Australia, the conundrum before the Indian team management has only intensified. Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul are all available, which means that the hosts have some difficult decisions to make.

Let’s take the limelight off Kohli for a moment, and bring it on you instead! You’re the Indian team captain. What XI do you choose?

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Batsmen

  • Virat Kohli
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Shubman Gill
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • KL Rahul

Wicketkeepers

  • Rishabh Pant
  • Wriddhiman Saha

All-rounders

  • Hardik Pandya
  • Washington Sundar
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Axar Patel

Bowlers

  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Kuldeep Yadav

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