England picked Leg-spinner Adil Rashid ahead of off-spin All-Rounder Moeen Ali in the playing XI
England has announced their playing XI for the 1st Test Match on Monday. The host has selected the unthinkable best eleven which includes two fast bowling All-Rounder and lone spinner. However, the team looked balanced as they strengthen their all departments with inform players. England opted for a strong batting line-up as their batting has depth till number 10 batsman.
Adil Rashid and Sam Curran selection can clearly give an idea about England’s priority over selection for the first eleven. The home team has gone for the current form and recent performances.
England Playing XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson