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Finn set to miss first Test

England fast bowler Steven Finn looks certain to miss this week's first Test with India because of a thigh injury.

Finn missed practice on Tuesday, failing to appear in the nets or at fielding practice.

England keeper Matt Prior told Sky Sports News: "If there was a realistic chance of Finny playing he would have bowled today."

Finn's likely absence puts Tim Bresnan in pole position to be England's third seamer in Thursday's opener in Ahmedabad.

Stuart Broad, who sat out the final warm-up match with a bruised heel, will almost certainly be fit in time to join James Anderson as the two senior quick men, with Graeme Swann as the spinner.

The only decision on the bowling line-up will be whether to field two spinners and include Monty Panesar.

But that looks less likely than a three-one split with the six batsmen plus keeper Prior at No 7 and Bresnan adding further batting firepower at No 8.