England won the toss and opted to bat. Was expected that whoever wins the toss will do so, after both captains spoke of spin being a crucial factor in the last two days.
But.... more importantly... India have named an unchanged side for the first time in 46 Tests. Virat Kohli has an unchanged side for the first time in 39 Tests as captain.
The streak that started in Southampton 2014 has ended in Southampton 2018.
Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Oliver Pope, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, James Vince.