Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat in the second final of the triangular one-day cricket series against Australia at the Gabba here Tuesday.
Australia made one change to the team that lost the first final Sunday by six wickets, bringing in medium pacer Stuart Clark for spinner Brad Hogg.
India were forced into one change, with pace bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth brought into the side for the injured Ishant Sharma.
India also retained 19-year-old leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. He bowled well in the first final, but the Sydney Cricket Ground is more suited to spin bowling than the pacier Gabba wicket.
If Australia win this match, the series will go to a decider in Adelaide on Friday.
Australia - Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Mike Hussey, James Hopes, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark.
India - Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.
Umpires: Tony Hill (ENG), Simon Taufel (AUS)
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)