4th Test: England win toss, opt to bat first

Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 15:18 [IST]
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4th Test: Eng win toss, opt to bat first

London, Aug 18: Having already won the home series against India 3-0, England got an extra bit of luck when captain Andrew Strauss won the toss for the fourth and final encounter and opted to bat first on a strip suited to batting. England are back to full strength with James Anderson showing up fit.

Meanwhile, in what comes as quite set-back to Team India, seamer Praveen Kumar will not be playing this game as he is still recuperating from a sore thumb which he picked up while batting in the last match. Fellow Uttar Pradeh fast bowler R P Singh has been named as his replacement and will in al likelihod be handed the new ball.

England team: AN Cook, AJ Strauss*, IR Bell, KP Pietersen, EJG Morgan, RS Bopara, MJ Prior†, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, GP Swann, JM Anderson

India team: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, A Mishra, I Sharma, S Sreesanth, RP Singh

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