Visakhapatnam - India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against England in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
The hosts, who managed to pull off a hard-fought draw in the first of the five-Test series last week, have made two changes to their starting line-up for the first-ever Test at the Visakhapatnam ground.
Debutant off-spinner Jayant Yadav takes the place of Amit Mishra, while veteran opener Gautam Gambhir makes way for Lokesh Rahul, who sat out the previous three Tests with a hamstring injury.
England have included pace spearhead James Anderson in place of injured Chris Woakes.
Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker with 463, returns to the field after being sidelined with a shoulder injury since August.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Ben Duckett, Haseeb Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Anderson
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)