England bat against India

2011-10-20 10:55

Mohali - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the must-win third one-day international against India in Mohali on Thursday.

England, trailing 2-0 in the five-match series, once again left out batsman Ian Bell as they went in with the same team that lost the previous games in Hyderabad and New Delhi.

India, looking for a series-clinching win, also remained unchanged on a wicket expected to help the seamers in the day-night match.

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Craig Kieswetter, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Graeme Swann.

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Sudhir Asnani (IND)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)