Over the years, Rohit Sharma has become India's favourite opener. With his speciality and technique to bat in any batting conditions, he becomes the first choice to open for India against England. He has 152 runs from four innings so far including one half-century.
KL Rahul's performance in the Test series against England has been applaudable, having scored 224 runs in four innings comprising of a century and a fifty, he definately seals a place in the Playing XI.
Cheteshwar Pujara has been under radar for some time for his lack of numbers on the score board. However, in Lord's, he proved how much India benefits from his style of batting.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli holds a record of brilliance against England. However, the aggressive batsman has not been his best with the bat in the Test series. In three innings, he has so far managed only 62 runs. With the pressure building up, Kohli will have to work on his score.
Ajinkya Rahane has come under fire for his lack of performance in the recent times. However, his game-changing performance at Lord's helped India get back on track. In the three innings played so far, he has scored 67 runs.
Team India's wicket-keeper batsman, has not been very impressive so far. The aggression is missing but his batting style makes him an asset that may come in handy against England.
Ravindra Jadeja hasn't been much useful with the ball, having bowled only 44 overs across the two Tests without a wicket. He has scored 99 runs in three innings including a fifty. However, with Jadeja not being able to perform much with the bat and ball, India may think of giving Ravichandran Ashwin a chance.
Mohammed Shami has been his best with seven wickets from two Tests. He made the headlines at Lord's with his batting, scoring a memorable half-century.
Ishant Sharma is the most experienced player on the tour. And, his experience brings support to the team with his potentiality of bowling long spells. At Lord's he took five wickets and should get another game.
With 12 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker from either side in the five-match series. And, has proved to be an asset worth keeping.
Mohammed Siraj put on a show at Lord's final day's play. His 11 wickets are the second highest tally by a bowler in the series so far.