Cardiff - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to field
against India in the second one-day international at Cardiff on
As expected, England gave an ODI debut to Alex Hales,
who would have played in Bristol on Monday had the first of this
five-match series not been washed out.
Nottinghamshire opener Hales has appeared in 32 Twenty20s for England
and scored his country's first century in cricket's shortest format when
he made 116 not out from 64 balls against Sri Lanka at the World
Twenty20 in March.
The 25-year-old, who will partner Cook at the
top of the order, has been tipped as the man to revive the team's often
staid approach with the bat in the opening overs of a one-day game.
the 50-over world champions, were looking to bounce back following
their 3-1 defeat by England in the recent Test series.
India beat England in the final of the 50-over Champions Trophy at
Edgbaston, although rain reduced that match to a 20 overs per side
This match marks the start of both teams lead-in to next year's one-day World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Alastair Cook (captain), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos
Buttler (wkt), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell,
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina,
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (captain/wkt), Ravindra Jadeja,
Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
TV umpire: Tim Robinson (ENG)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)