Senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been rested with in-form Mohammed Siraj back in the playing XI along with left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who replaces Washington Sundar to play his first game in two years.
For England, Moeen Ali came in place of Dom Bess, Stuart Broad replaced James Anderson while injured Jofra Archer made way for Olly Stone.
Wicketkeeper Ben Foakes will replace Jos Buttler.
Playing 11 of both the teams:
India playing 11:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.
England playing 11:
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone.
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Who is Ben Foakes?
Ben Foakes is England's wicket-keeper batsman, who plays county cricket for Surrey. He was selected for 2017-18 Ashes tour but did not get a chance in the series.
He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Galle Stadium on November 6, 2018. He has scored 332 runs in 10 innings score at an average of 41.5 and has one century by his name.
He has not played Test cricket for England since Jan 31, 2019.
England's tour of India 2021
India vs England head-to-head
India vs England head-to-head in India (Tests)
India won: 26
England won: 48
IND vs ENG head-to-head in Chennai
Total matches played: 61
India won: 19
England won: 14
India and England have faced each other in 10 Test matches at Chepauk, with the hosts registering five wins and England winning four matches. The Test match in 1982 ended in a draw.
ICC World Test Championship
The India vs England
4-match Test series is also a part of ICC World Test Championship
(WTC). Both the teams are fighting for a finals spot in the WTC, scheduled to take place on June 18-22 at the Lord's cricket ground.
Check ICC Test championship latest news, schedule and points table here
Here are the squads of both the teams:
India squad for 2nd Test: Virat Kohli
(captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant
(wicketkeeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel.
England 12-member squad for 2nd Test:
Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root
(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Jack Leach, Olly Stone.
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