India vs England Lords, sep 11, 2011, Live Cricket, IND VS ENG scorecard
The problem India has is with the ball. Praveen Kumar, despite an off-colour showing at the Rose Bowl, is reliable, as is Munaf Patel, but beyond that the ranks are thin. Varun Aaron was flown in to give India the pace they have lacked all summer but has so far served the drinks. The emphasis of this one-day series should now be a view to the future so it's a pity Aaron can't get a game.
Eoin Morgan's injury leaves England without their best one-day batsmen but gives Ravi Bopara an opportunity to find his feet on the international stage he looks in danger of slipping off. The other player looking to establish himself is Ben Stokes. England's lower-order finishing was a major weakness at the World Cup and the management hope Stokes's crisp-hitting can solve the issue. As of yet, though, he hasn't had the chance.
Date: September 11-2011
Timing: 10:00 local | 09:00 GMT
AN Cook( Captain ), JM Anderson, IR Bell, RS Bopara, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, JW Dernbach, ST Finn, C Kieswetter( WKT Keeper ), EJG Morgan, SR Patel, BA Stokes, GP Swann, IJL Trott.