England, as expected, make four changes to a winning team, which may be the first time they’ve ever done so in mid-series. As well as Stone replacing Archer (sore elbow), Ben Foakes takes over behind the stumps from Jos Buttler (on leave), Stuart Broad replaces Jimmy Anderson (rested), Moeen Ali is preferred to Dom Bess – dropped after bowling three full tosses in a row to Kohli, but also after getting him out.
India make just the three changes, bringing in Patel for Shahbaz Nadeem, Siraj for Bumrah, and Kuldeep for Sundar. But that’s three of their five bowlers, so they’ll all be fresh apart from Ishant and Ashwin. All told, five bowlers out of the frontline ten from last time will not be playing here.
India 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wkt), 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravi Ashwin, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
England 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Dan Lawrence, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Ben Foakes (wkt), 9 Jack Leach, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 Olly Stone.