England have responded by making two changes, one enforced through injury to Chris Woakes, as Sam Curran and Moeen Ali return and Ollie Pope misses out.
Confirmed playing XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
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An innings of 219 and figures of eight for 89 against Yorkshire put Worcestershire off-spinning all-rounder Ali´s name in the frame for a match on a ground where he took six for 67 during England´s 266-run win against India in the corresponding Test four years ago. Of the 12 times England have called correctly under Alastair Cook and Root and inserted the opposition, they have lost seven Tests and won only four. However, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team bounced back in the third Test to register an emphatic 203-run victory, keeping the series alive. His 63 in the second innings of the 31-run win in the first Test dragged them from 87-7 and helped earn him the man-of-the-match award.
"If you're not going to give more importance to first-class cricket, then people are going to lose motivation to play the longest format of the game", Kohli said.More news: Mixed feelings for Leon Balogun after Brighton and Hove defeat to Liverpool
Kohli, who missed out on his much-hyped county stint with Surrey due to an injury, however said that he would love to play first-class cricket in England.
Kohli's side still trail 1-2 in the series and will be eyeing to replicate their previous show to level the series before going to the decider.
James Anderson is on the verge of becoming the most successful pace bowler in the history of Test cricket. Bairstow is followed by Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and, Moeen Ali who got the nod to play in Southampton.
With India captain Virat Kohli declaring off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was "good to go" despite a groin strain at Trent Bridge, the tourists could field the same side two Tests in row fo the first time in his reign as skipper.
At Trent Bridge, all the batsmen scored runs.