On an overcast London afternoon and on a track greener than your usual 22 yards in ODIs, England asked India to negotiate what should be testing early conditions. Yet to register an international win on the tour, India went out of their comfort zone by including bowling allrounder Ravindra Jadeja ahead of specialist batsman Manoj Tiwary. They made a change in the pace department, but one that will further tease those who have been clamouring for the inclusion of Varun Aaron, who is supposed to be quick - they brought in RP Singh at the expense of Vinay Kumar.
England went in for an extra solid batsman, keeping in mind that this was likely to be a full game as opposed to the previous rain-curtailed one. Jonathan Trott took Samit Patel's place, which gave Ravi Bopara another chance to impress the selectors.
England 1 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 2 Alastair Cook (capt.), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 Ravi Bopara, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Graeme Swann, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Jade Dernbach.
India 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Parthiv Patel, 3 Rahul Dravid, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 MS Dhoni (capt./wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 RP Singh, 11 Munaf Patel.