India, Feb. 14 -- England on Wednesday announced their playing XI for the third Test against India in Rajkot with one change to the side that played the previous Test in Visakhapatnam.

Mark Wood, the pacer, replaced off-spinner Shoaib Bashir in the lineup, meaning for the first time in the series, England will feature two specialist fast bowlers in attack.

Wood was part of the England XI in the first Test when they beat India in a close encounter by 28 runs in Hyderabad when Jimmy Anderson missed out. However, he went wicketless in the two innings.

Bashir, who made his debut in the Vizag Test, grabbed four scalps including that of Rohit Sharma - his first international wicket. His omission means Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley will bear mo...