Cardiff: England skipper Andrew Strauss won the toss and chose to bat in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff here on Wednesday
England decided to go with both their spinners - Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar. Pacer Graeme Onions and middle order batsman Ian Bell were excluded.
England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Matt Prior, Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.
Australia: Phil Hughes, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (captain), Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Marcus North, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle.