Bowlers: Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Axar Patel has a brilliant record in home conditions. The last time a Non-Asian team toured India Patel wreaked havoc. So, he might be preferred before Kuldeep Yadav but it won’t be an easy decision considering Kuldeep’s form and his ability to trouble batters on a turning track. Meanwhile, Shami and Siraj will be the two pacers for India in the first Test.
India's Playing XI (Probable) for 1st Test: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.