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England ask India to bat

2012-09-23 15:55

Colombo - England captain Stuart Broad won the toss and sent India in to bat in a group A match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Sunday.

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The match holds only academic interest as both teams have already qualified for the Super Eights round after knocking minnows Afghanistan out of the competition.

No points are carried forward into the next round and the Super Eights groups are to be formed on the basis of pre-tournament seedings.

India rested seamer Zaheer Khan, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and opener Virender Sehwag, as off-spinner Harbhajan Singh returned to the side for the first time since August last year.

England made one change from the team that beat Afghanistan, dropping left-arm spinner Samit Patel and replacing him with seamer Tim Bresnan.

Teams:

England:

Stuart Broad (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright.

India:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh.

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Aleem Dar (PAK)

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

AFP

Comments
  • rushikesh.kale1 - 2012-09-23 18:53

    By watching this match, its look like Afghanistan batsman's play better than England against Indian spinners! lol

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-09-23 19:01

      Hahahaha! Where's that Pommie who asked where the peanut gallery was, when nobody commented on England's win against Afghanistan? We're here and we're laughing.

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