India lost their first toss at home since 2013 and Virat Kohli also lost his first toss in India for the first time as captain.
Haseeb Hameed, cricket of Indian origin, made his debut for England against India at the age of 19.
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The Supreme Court court, however, added the caveat that the sanctioned payment shall be made directly to the parties.
Formed 11 years ago in inebriating circumstances, the Addis Army too follows the cricket team as much as possible.
Last time Alastair Cook came to India in 2012 for Tests, such was his aura that even his mentor Graham Gooch was stunned.
In testing conditions, England will bank on opener Haseeb Hameed, all-rounders Moeen Ali and Zafar Ansari and spinner Abdul Rashid.
Michael Vaughan picks a combined XI ahead of the first Test between India and England. Six players from the hosts, five from the visitors in the line-up.
While England would be a weary unit after the 1-1 draw against Bangladesh, there are some names who can hurt India in the five Test series.
Kevin Pietersen played a key role in England's series win in India four years ago, and his attacking style of play would have helped a fragile-looking middle-order.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be waiting for an English side that lost all their wickets to spinners in Bangladesh.
England captain Alastair Cook said that "mountain out of a molehill" has been created out oh his "honest" assessment of the future
Virat Kohli managed managed only 134 runs at an average of 13.4 with a highest score of 39 in the five-test series in England in 2014.
Apex court has allowed BCCI to disburse funds to the tune of Rs. 58.6 lakhs for hosting the first Test against England.
England have handed Test debut to Lancashire batsman and opener Haseeb Hameed for the first match against India in Rajkot.
India will be using Decision Review System (DRS) in the series against England after opposing the use of technology.
India need to only draw the five-match Test series against England to stay at the top off the ICC rankings.
India host England in the five match Test series that is one of the most awaited contests of the season.
India will hope to dominate the home series against England and few players will be key to it.
India and England begin a five-match Test series the first match to be played in Rajkot on Wednesday.
BCCI has asked for Supreme Court intervention in disbursing of funds for hosting the first Test against England.
Pakistani-origin all-rounder Zafar Ansari may play in England's first Test against India on Wednesday in Rajkot.
For a large part of his career, Gautam Gambhir gave the impression that he was punching above his weight.
Rajkot native Karsan Ghavri was handsome and stylish. He was also a rare cricketing species; an Indian medium pacer.
Virat Kohli, who is in Rajkot preparing for India's upcoming series against England, put out the message through a video on Twitter.