London: Rahul Dravid will lead India in its warm-up day-night game against Sussex at Hove on Saturday as skipper Saurav Ganguly preferred to take rest having just recovered from a viral fever.
Ganguly participated in the net session on Saturday morning but at a team management meeting, it was decided to give him rest, manager Rajeev Shukla said, adding that Dravid will also keep the wickets. V V S Laxman will replace Ganguly in the side, he said.
This is the first of the three warm-up games India will play in the run-up to the triangular One-day series with England and Sri Lanka starting on June 27. India plays its first match against England at Lord's on June 29. India's next two warm-up games are against Kent on June 24 and Leicester on June 26.
India: Rahul Dravid (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Mongia, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Anil Kumble and Ashish Nehra. 12th man: Harbhajan Singh.