India captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to field against England at the Rose Bowl here Tuesday in the first of seven one-day internationals.
England made two changes from the side that lost the third and final one-day international against the West Indies at Trent Bridge on July 7 and with it the series 2-1.
Andrew Flintoff, fit again after an ankle injury, made his first England appearance this season. He came in for fast bowler Liam Plunkett.
Flintoff's fellow all-rounder Ravinder Bopara, who missed the West Indies matches with a thigh injury, replaced batsman Owais Shah, England's leading run-scorer in that series.
India stuck with the same eleven that completed a 2-1 series win against South Africa in Belfast last month.
This series came after India beat England 1-0 win in a three-Test campaign.
England: Alastair Cook, Matt Prior (wk), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Andrew Flintoff, Ravinder Bopara, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar
India: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Ajit Agarkar, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WIS), Mark Benson (ENG)
TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)