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Should Gambhir open in first Test? Select your Indian team

July 08, 2014 08:02 IST

India will be looking to get off to a winning start when they take on England in the first match of the five-Test series, starting in Nottingham, on Wednesday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team is keen to avoid the humiliation of the last tour, in 2011, when they were whitewashed 4-0.

Dhoni has a lot of options in hand this time around with the selectors sending an 18-man squad for the Test series to cover up for injuries woes which impacted the team greatly last time.

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It will be interesting to see which three fast bowlers, of the six on the tour, get the nod. It also remains to be seen whether Dhoni will go in with the two spinners -- Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

Should the experienced Gautam Gambhir open the innings in the first Test?

Should India go in with all-rounder Stuart Binny to lend balance to the team?

Be the selector, pick your team for the first Test.

Select your team: