#Zak Crawley

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma last played a Test match against New Zealand in February 2020. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Shahbaz Nadeem has been selected after Axar Patel was ruled out with a knee injury
  • Dan Lawrence has been included in England's playing XI after the wrist injury to Zak Crawley
  • England won the toss and chose to bat

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
England's Zak Crawley raises his bat and helmet to celebrate scoring 200 runs during the second day of the third cricket Test match between England and Pakistan, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Zak Crawley slipped on the marble floor outside the dressing room at the Chepauk stadium, Chennai
  • His progress will be assessed by the team's medical staff over the coming weeks, a statement from ECB said
  • "It's really frustrating and frustrating for Zak in particular," captain Joe Root said

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
England have come freshly off their series win in Sri Lanka. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • India's Test series win in Australia has majorly featured young players taking up crucial roles 
  • England have won the recent Test series against Sri Lanka 
  • Both teams feature several young faces for the upcoming series 

.London, UK
Kevin Pietersen scored 8,181 runs in Test cricket. (Photo credit: Instagram/@kp24)

  • The English openers struggled to tackle Lasith Embuldeniya's left-arm spin 
  • Pietersen himself struggled with spin in the 2010 Test series against Bangladesh
  • England were reduced to 98/2 by the stumps on Day 2