England won the toss and chose to bat in the first Test against India at the M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
Ishant Sharma and seasoned left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem are back in the squad. Regular skipper Virat Kohli is back from paternity break.
England team captain Joe Root is playing the 100th Test match of his career after having made his debut during the series against India in 2012.
Zak Crawley was ruled out due to his right hand wrist Injury. England picked James Anderson over Stuart Broad in the eleven.
Indian team-Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishab Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
England team-Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Jack Leach.