India captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat against England in the fourth one-day international at Old Trafford here Thursday.
It was the fourth time this series Dravid had won the toss.
England made one change to the side that won by 42 runs at Edgbaston on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series with Andrew Flintoff returning on his Lancashire home ground. The all-rounder, fit following soreness in his right knee, replaced Chris Tremlett.
Fast bowler Tremlett had dismissed star India batsmen Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly at Edgbaston but was expensive, his eight overs costing 57 runs.
England captain Paul Collingwood was passed fit to lead the team after stomach cramps saw him miss practice on Wednesday.
There was no recall for all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas, who withdrew shortly before play began at Edgbaston after injuring his right hand during the warm-up.
India made one change with Ajit Agarkar replacing Munaf Patel, not yet considered fully fit by team management following a back strain. Patel took one for 37 in five overs at Edgbaston.
England: Alastair Cook, Matt Prior (wk), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar
India: Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Ian Gould (ENG)
TV umpire: Mark Benson (ENG)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)