India vs England: Careers on line as under-fire India take on England
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Vice-captain Stuart Broad has aggravated his heel injury and may not be available for selection though even otherwise he might sit out.
A series victory here for England would be the icing on the cake for their mixed show in 2012 during which they lost to South Africa at home and went down without a whimper against Pakistan in the UAE.
The wicket at the Jamtha stadium appears to be a dry one and should aid spin bowling quite early.
This has been a result-oriented pitch as the last three games have ended in a result, two in favour of India (against Australia and New Zealand) and one against (against South Africa).
The rival teams (from):
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt.), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Murali Vijay, Parvinder Awana
England: Alastair Cook (Capt.), James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Nick Compton, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Graham Onions, Eoin Morgan, Monty Panesar and
Umpires: Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena
Third umpire: S Ravi
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe.
Hours of play: 9:30 to 11:30 am; 12:10 to 2:10 pm; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (minimum 90 overs).