Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik elected to bat after winning the toss against India in the opening Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Thursday.
Pakistan suffered a setback when fast bowler Umar Gul was ruled out of the match due to a back injury. He was replaced with left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir, who made his debut.
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh returned to the Indian side after more than a year. Skipper Anil Kumble is the second spinner in the side.
India: Anil Kumble (capt), Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Venkatsai Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel.
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (capt), Salman Butt, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Sami, Sohail Tanvir, Danish Kaneria.
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WIS) and Simon Taufel (AUS)
TV umpire: Suresh Shastri (IND)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)