Dravid puts Scots in to bat in one-off ODI in Glasgow

Published: Thursday, August 16, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore: India skipper Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to field against Scotland in the one-off one-day international played at picturesque Hamilton Crescent, Titwood in Glasgow on Thursday.

Dravid hasn't taken thi match against minnows lightly as he knows the soft underfoot conditions here first hand having played for Scots as overseas player in 2003.

"When I was in Scotland we played against Pakistan and Pakistan won the game by one run," Dravid said.

"That was the full Pakistan side and we should have won.

"In these conditions anything can happen. Scotland certainly have a chance. We are not going to be taking anything for granted."

India rested its senior players for this fixture.

Scotland skipper Ryan Watson agrees that the soft pitch will benefit his men.

"We know the conditions," he said. "In India it might be another story but in Scotland it brings it very much in our favour.

"We have got decent seamers who are used to these conditions."


India: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Piyush Chawla, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, RP Singh, and Munaf Patel.

Scotland: Fraser Watts, Navdeep Poonia, Ryan Watson (capt),Gavin Hamilton, Colin Smith (wk), Neil McCallum, Craig Wright, Majid Haq, John Blain, Paul Hoffmann, and Dewald Nel.

ThatsCricket (with inputs from Agencies)

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