India eye revenge as Test series gets underway tomorrow


Yuvraj Singh is expected to play his first Test since the visit to England after which he underwent treatment for cancer.

Though he has spent time out in the middle when scoring a double century in the Duleep Trophy, the big test would be to bat after long stretches on the field.

But he also brings with him the option of slow left-arm bowling especially against Pietersen who he has dismissed quite a few times though the tall Englishman has termed him as a 'pie chucker'.

On a turning track, England spin spearhead Graeme Swann would test the Indian batsmen. Swann is on the doorsteps of claiming 200 Test wickets.

Part-time left-arm slow bowler Patel is not expected to trouble the Indian batsmen unless the track breaks up.

Teams (from):

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Gautam Gambhir, Virender

Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh,

Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer

Khan, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Murali

Vijay and Ashok Dinda.

England: Alastair Cook (C), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Sturt Broad, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Graham Onions, Eoin Morgan,

Monty Panesar and Stuart Meaker.

Umpires: Aleem Dar and Tony Hill

Third umpire: Sudhir Asnani

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama.

Match begins at: 9:30am (IST)

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