“It's a good wicket. Day 1 is going to be good for batting. We expect it to slow down from Day 2 onwards. It's good toss to win, we need to put runs on the board,” said Kohli.
India have made three changes to the side that lost the first Test. Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested while Mohammed Siraj has been included to the playing XI.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel made his Test debut today. He and Kuldeep Yadav have replaced Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar in spin bowling department, respectively.
For England, veteran pace bowler Stuart Broad and Olly Stone replaced James Anderson and the injured Jofra Archer.
Though fans are allowed this time at the Chepuk, only 50-percent of the gallery are thrown open to maintain social distancing.
Notably, England won the first Test at the same venue by 227 runs to take 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.
As per the latest reports, India were 36 for one after Shubman Gill went for a duck. Rohit Sharma and Cheteswar Pujara were batting at 27 and 7, respectively.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, CheteshwarPujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), BenStokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wicket-keeper), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Olly Stone.