Adil Rashid to play for England in first Test against India at Edgbaston

Adil Rashid will play as England’s sole spinner in the first Test against India at Edgbaston, with Moeen Ali missing out.

Rashid will play his 11th Test in total and first in England following his controversial recall to the side having quit first-class cricket for Yorkshire ahead of the 2018 season.

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Ali was also called up to a 13-man squad last week but he and uncapped Essex seamer Jamie Porter will not play in Birmingham, with England retaining Surrey seamer Sam Curran in their XI.

England XI: Cook, Jennings, Root, Malan, Bairstow, Stokes, Buttler, Curran, Rashid, Broad, Anderson.

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