India win toss, bowl in 4th ODI

2014-09-02 11:28
Alastair Cook (AFP)

Birmingham - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field against England in the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

Both sides made changes from the teams that played in India's six-wicket win at Trent Bridge on Saturday, a result that put the world champions 2-0 up with two to play in the series.

For England, Ian Bell missed out on his Warwickshire home ground with a left big toe injury suffered batting against throw-downs in the nets earlier on Tuesday and was replaced by Gary Ballance.

Meanwhile Moeen Ali came in for James Tredwell, despite his fellow off-spinner making a quickfire 30 and taking one for 46 at Trent Bridge.

Ali took 19 wickets in England's preceding 3-1 Test series victory.

The third change to their side saw left-arm paceman Harry Gurney selected in place of all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been struggling with the bat and conceded 31 runs in six overs in Nottingham.

India made one change, giving a debut to medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni after Mohit Sharma suffered a leg injury at Trent Bridge.

Dhoni, explaining his decision to field first under blue skies, said: "The pitch looks a bit sticky and there might be some help for the quicks."

Cook added Tredwell had been "very unlucky, but we need to look at Moeen."



Alastair Cook, Alex Hales, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, James Anderson


Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami

Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS) and Tim Robinson (ENG)

TV umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

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