India wants to recover from its big defeat in the first friendly against England in Chennai and has got off to a good start. Captain Virat Kohli won the throw and decided to beat first

When asked about his XI game, Kohli announced that Mohammed Siraj had been accepted into the XI instead of Jasprit Bumrah, whom the team leaders wanted to rest as part of the workload management program

Bumrah played three friendly matches in Australia before being kicked out of the final test in Brisbane. He played the first test in Chennai and worked hard on his first appearance in a friendly on home soil

Bumrah is expected to be back for the third Test against England in Ahmedabad, which will be a day / night affair

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir supported the team management’s decision when he spoke to Star Sports during the pre-game show

“I think resting him is a good decision. He will be ready to play the pink ball friendly. There’s nothing for the fast bowlers here and he bowled a lot of overs in Australia and the first friendly so think I think it was a very good decision from the point of view of the team management you want Jasprit Bumrah for the crucial test matches, pink ball one and fourth test, and there will hardly be a gap between the two I think it’s the right decision “said Gambhir on the Star Sports show Cricket Live

India made two more changes in XI Kuldeep Yadav to replace Washington Sundar while Axar Patel will make his Test debut in place of Shahbaz Nadeem

England have a 6-match winning streak in away friendlies and will try to continue that trend

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