Adil Rashid confirmed in England XI to face India at Edgbaston

England batsmen Stuart Broad and James Anderson leave the field after Anderson was the last man out and New Zealand win the match during day five of the First Test Match between the New Zealand Black Caps and England at Eden Park

England batsmen Stuart Broad and James Anderson leave the field after Anderson was the last man out and New Zealand win the match during day five of the First Test Match between the New Zealand Black Caps and England at Eden Park

England's Adil Rashid practices during nets. The leg spinner's last Test, incidentally, was against India back in December 2016 in Chennai.

Fellow spinner Moeen Ali had been tipped for a return to the Test side but will miss out, alongside Essex seamer Jamie Porter, in the final XI.

Root also announced Jos Buttler as England's vice-captain for the series against Virat Kohli's India.

Top-order batsman Dawid Malan remains in the XI, with all-rounder Ben Stokes and Surrey left-arm quick Sam Curran providing seam bowling support to the veteran new-ball pairing of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the first of a five-Test series starting on Wednesday.

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"I think there has already been small conversations saying about "don't be disheartened if you are left out for a Test match", it's not a personal attack or dropping, it's management of your bowlers to make sure we give ourselves the best chance", Broad said.

"It's great to see my current team-mates Alastair Cook and James Anderson be recognised for their contributions to England Test cricket too".

On home turf, England have won 30 Tests and India have emerged winners on six occasions with 21 Tests ending in draws.

A survey completed by 6,108 supporters ahead of this week's historic 1,000th Test for the England men's team came up with the side, which was drawn from a shortlist of more than 100 options.

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