England tour of India - Cricket: India elects to bat in first One-dayer vs England

Published: Saturday, January 19, 2002, 21:02 [IST]
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Kolkata: India captain Saurav Ganguly elected to bat after winning the toss in the opening day-night match against England at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.Haunted by the sequence of nine consecutive defeats in One-day finals,Saurav's men will be heavily banking on home advantage to script arevival in their fortunes against a relatively young England team, whichhas the capability of springing a surprise on any fancied team.The teams: India: Saurav Ganguly (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Venkat Sai Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Hemang Badani, Dinesh Mongia, Ajay Ratra, Ajit Agarkar, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath.England: Nasser Hussain (captain), Marcus Trescothick, Nick Knight, Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Jeremy Snape, James Foster, Ashley Giles, Darren Gough and Matthew Hoggard.Umpires: S K Sharma (India) and K Hariharan (India).Match-referee: Dennis Lindsay (South Africa).

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