India vs England Live Score, Ind vs Eng 2021 2nd Test at Chennai: The pie chart shows that the first session was shared. Rohit looking in good nick, that’s good from India’s perspective. But visitors won’t be disheartened, they got back in the game with two quick wickets. Post the lunch session, it will be crucial for Rahane to stitch a partnership with Rohit and steer the visitors out of trouble.
Toss report: Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss on Saturday and opted to bat in the second Test against England in Chennai as they bid to level the four-match series in front of returning fans.
Kohli said that it was a "good toss to win... Day one is going to be pretty good for batting and we expect the pitch to get roughed up drastically from day two onwards."
All-rounder Axar Patel will make his debut for the hosts, who have left out spinners Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav comes into the side, while fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested to be replaced by Mohammed Siraj.
England captain Joe Root said bowling first would be an "opportunity to take early wickets."
Virat Kohli (captain) of India and Joe Root (captain) of England posing with Test series Trophy. Sportzpics
England left out first Test heroes James Anderson and Dom Bess, bringing in Olly Stone to partner Stuart Broad in England's pace attack while Moeen Ali will share spin duties with Jack Leach.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
England: Joe Root (capt), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone
Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), Virender Sharma (IND)
TV Umpire: Anil Chaudhary (IND)
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)
With inputs from AFP