London - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field against India in the second Test at Lord's on Thursday.
Both teams were unchanged from the sides that played in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge last week.
that meant England included fast bowler James Anderson and India
all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja after both players were charged by the
opposition side for offences under the International Cricket Council's
code of conduct following a flare-up at lunch on Thursday's second day
of the first Test.
They each now risk being banned from matches
during the remainder of this five-Test series should an ICC judicial
commissioner, at a date to be announced, uphold the charges.
decided against recalling left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, whose lone
previous Test saw him concede 53 runs in eight wicketless overs against
Australia at The Oval last year.
And there was no place again in the India side for off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
complaints that the Trent Bridge pitch had been excessively docile, it
was perhaps unsurprising that a light green pitch offering the promise
of seam movement, as well as more pace and bounce, confronted the
captains at the toss.
In those circumstances, the decision of
under-pressure skipper Cook - who has gone 25 innings since he scored
the last of his England record 25 hundreds - was understandable.
have also gone nine Tests without a win, their worst run in more than
20 years, while India have gone 15 Tests without an away victory.
Alastair Cook (capt), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root,
Moeen Ali, Matt Prior (wkt), Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett,
India: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar
Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh
Dhoni (capt/wkt), Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma,
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)