England elect to bat in Kochi One-dayer

Published: Thursday, April 6, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Kochi:England won the toss and elected to bat first in the fourth One-day match against India here today.

India, leading 3-0 in the series, made one change in the team bringing back local hero S Sreesanth in place of Munaf Patel.

England, faced with a must win situation, made three changes from the team that lost the third match in Goa.

Kevin Petersen has recovered from the stomach bug and comes back into the team in place of out-of-form Owais Shah. Off-spinner Gareth Batty and medium pacer Mathew Hoggard comes in place of Plunkett and Sajid Mahmood as England goes into the match with two spinners.


India: Rahul Dravid (capt), Virender Sehwag, Yuvaraj Singh, Md Kaif, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, M S Dhoni (wk), AjitAgarkar, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar.

England: Andrew Flintoff (capt), Andrew Strauss, Matt Prior, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Vikram Solanki, Geriant Jones (wk), James Anderson, Ian Blackwell, Gareth Batty, Mathew Hoggard.

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