Both sides were unchanged from the teams that contested the second Test at Trent Bridge where India's seven-wicket win put them 1-0 up in the series following the drawn opener at Lord's.
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett, who had been suffering from shoulder soreness on the eve of the match, was passed fit.
If India avoid defeat they will win only their third Test series in England, following wins in 1971 (1-0) and 1986 (2-0), since their first tour of the country 75 years ago.
England must win to preserve their six-year unbeaten record in home Test campaigns, a run that encompasses eight wins and three draws in 11 series since they lost the 2001 Ashes.
England: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (capt), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (wk), Chris Tremlett, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar, James Anderson
India: Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WIS), Ian Howell (RSA)
TV Umpire: Peter Hartley (ENG)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)