Star Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is making his 368th appearance, a record in one-day internationals. Suspended Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya are just one match behind the Indian.
World champions Australia and the West Indies are other teams in the group. The top two sides will advance to the semi-finals.
South Afria, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are in Group B.
England: Andrew Flintoff (capt), Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell, Michael Yardy, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Jamie Dalrymple, Chris Read, Sajid Mahmood, Stephen Harmison, James Anderson.
India: Rahul Dravid (capt), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Munaf Patel.
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) and Simon Taufel (AUS), TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)
Match-referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)