Alastair Cook is on the cusp of a test record as England captain. Hameed Haseeb is on the precipice of a test debut. If the India vs. England test series starts Wednesday, those milestones will go into the records.
England is coming off an embarrassing loss in Bangladesh, but skipper Cook is aiming for yet another records. Already the most capped player for England (135 caps), and the leading test scorer (10,688 runs), he will break the record he shares with Mike Atherton as England test captain when he leads the team for the 55th time.
England is the only foreign team to win a test series on Indian soil — in 2012-13 — since Australia in 2004-05, and has beaten India in three consecutive series.
"We can only look forward to what we can do in the future," India skipper Virat Kohli said. "We want to win series, and we want to win test matches."
Now that the first test between India and England is upon us, here are the profiles of all the players playing in the five-match Test series.
Starting with the 15-member Indian team,
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England 15-member team:
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