England Captain Michael Vaughan won the toss against India in first test match at Lord’s and decided to bat first.
For England Chris Tremlett making his debut. For India V.V.S Laxman has been included in playing XI ahead of Yuvraj Singh.
England started well with the opener Alistair Cook and Andrew Strauss and both are playing with some positive notes. After 8 overs of play England were 45 without loss.
For India Zaheer Khan and S. Sreesanth started the bowling but after 5th over Zaheer Khan has been replaced by R.P Singh.
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India: Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid (C), Sachin Tendulkar (VC), Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, RP Singh.
England: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (C), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (WK), Chris Tremlett, Monty Panesar, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson.
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and Simon Taufel (Australia). TV umpire: Ian Gould (England). Fourth umpire: Nigel Cowley (England). Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka).