England announce playing XI for first Test against India in Hyderabad, 24-year-old spinner set to make debut

England have confirmed their playing XI for the first Test that is set to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The visitors are set to hand a debut to 24-year-old left-arm spinner Tom Hartley even as Shoaib Bashir has been ruled out of the clash due to visa approval delay. He is yet to join the team in India but is expected to reach the country during the series opener. Hartley has played 20 first-class matches in his career so far picking up 40 wickets with a five-wicket haul to his name.

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