Preview: Weakened India Hope For Some Luck
After having the better of England in the opening One-Day Intentional only to have their efforts prove in vain thanks to the weather, India will be hoping for the sun to shine for the second match at England's most southerly Test match ground, as The Rose Bowl plays the role of host for the second One-Day International between the 50-over and 20-over Champions.
India have a couple more injuries to add to their growing tally with Sachin Tendulkar's toe ruling him out and Rohit Sharma out with a broken finger. Amit Mishra is set to replace Sharma in what will be a lengthy tail unless Manoj Tiwary links up with the squad in time.
India (probable): Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Amit Mishra, Praveen Kumar, R Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel
England, on the other hand, have no real injury concerns besides Ben Stokes' inability to bowl due to a long-standing finger injury and the decision to rest Kevin Pietersen. Graeme Swann is expected to retake his place in the line-up after recovering from a stomach bug.
England (probable): Alastair Cook, Craig Kieswetter, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Jade Dernbach
Heavy rain is forecast for the morning of the match with a delayed start looking inevitable, although expect their to be enough time for a slightly reduced game. The pitch is expected to offer little for the seamers and is likely to be standard Rose Bowl fare – flat with perhaps a little help for the spinners.
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