India captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat against England in the seventh one-day international at Lord's here Saturday.
It was the fifth time this series Dravid had won the toss. Andrew Flintoff was declared fit as England made one change to the side that lost the dramatic sixth game at The Oval.
Flintoff came in to replace the out-of-form Alastair Cook, with Luke Wright expected to open the batting in only his second game for England. With the series tied at 3-3, both sides will be looking to make an early impact.
India made one change with RP Singh replacing Ajit Agarkar, who bowled poorly in the last game.
India have scored more than 300 hundred two occasions so far on this tour when batting first, at Bristol and Headingly. A similar score this time would make them firm favourites to win the game and the series.
England: Luke Wright, Matt Prior (wk), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah, Dimitri Mascarenhas Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar
India: Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Guatam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Ramesh Powar, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Ian Gould (ENG)
TV umpire: Peter Hartley (ENG)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)