Under-pressure India look to bounce back against England
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As far as batting is concerned, middle-order batsman Ian Bell has returned after going on a paternity leave and he may replace Jonny Bairstow.
Australia, in their quest to conquer the 'final frontier' in 2001, were jolted in Kolkata when the venue had provided the perfect turnaround courtesy a VVS Laxman-Rahul Dravid epic show. Down 0-1, India had gone on to win the series 2-1 with back-to-back victories at Eden Gardens and Chepauk.
The historic series, now a part of a cricketing folklore, will certainly serve as an inspiration for the beleaguered Dhoni's men.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Ashok Dinda.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Nick Compton, Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Stuart Meaker, James Tredwell.
Match starts at 9 am IST.
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