Chennai: England captain Nasser Hussain won the toss and elected to bat in the third One-day match against India on Friday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
In the absence of Saurav Ganguly, who is sitting out after pulling a hamstring muscle on Thursday, India is led by leg spinner Anil Kumble. Kumble is the fourth Karnataka cricketer, after G R Viswanath, Syed Kirmani and Rahul Dravid, to lead India in an international match.
India brought in all-rounder Sanjay Bangar in place of Ganguly as the only change in the side that played the second match at Cuttack. Bangar will be making his One-day debut.
Kumble, who is leading India for the first time, said that he was happy to be made the captain but felt sorry for the injury of Ganguly. "I will do my best to the expectations of everyone and leave the rest to God," he said.
The teams: India: Anil Kumble (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, DineshMongia, V V S Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Hemang Badani, Ajay Ratra, Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar and Sanjay Bangar.
England: Nasser Hussain (captain), Marcus Trescothick, NickKnight, Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Jeremy Snape, James Foster, Darren Gough, Ben Hollioake and Mathew Hoggard.
Umpires: Vijay K Chopra and Devendra Sharma.
Third umpire: B A Jamula.Match referee: Dennis Lindsay (South Africa).