India win toss, elect to bat against England

Bangalore: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against England in their Group B match of the cricket World Cup here today.

India have gone in with two spinners in the match, replacing S Sreesanth with Piyush Chawla.

In a massive blow to England, pacer Stuart Broad is out due to illness and Ajmal Shahzad has been pencilled into the playing XI in his place.

In the batting line-up, Michael Yardy has come in for Ravi Bopara.

Both the teams had won their respective opening matches.

While India defeated Bangladesh, England beat the Netherlands.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c&wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel.

England: Andrew Strauss (c), Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Matt Prior, Michael Yardy, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Ajmal Shahzad, James Anderson.