Compton makes debut against India

Nick Compton

Nick Compton

First published in National Sport News © by

Nick Compton on Thursday morning made his debut in the first Test against India at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

England, as expected, named Compton to open the batting alongside new captain Alastair Cook.

The pair would have to wait for their chance to impress, however, after India won a crucial toss and inevitably chose to bat first on a dry pitch expected to increasingly favour spin.

England unsurprisingly named Tim Bresnan as their third seamer, in a predictable line-up also containing Stuart Broad following his recovery from a bruised heel.

India were as published, with two specialist spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha.

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