India vs England Live Streaming, Ind vs Eng 2013 5th ODI Match
England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bowl in the fifth and final one day international (ODI) against India at the HPCA Stadium in Dharmashala on Sunday.
There was one change in the England team with Chris Woakes coming in to replace an off-colour Jade Dernbach.
India has already won the five match one-day series 3-1 with one match remaining and this is a dead rubber. Both the teams would like to experiment with their new players under testing Indian conditons.
HPCA Stadium Stadium (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium) where trhe match is being played is located in the city of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The venue is unique in India as it is situated at a height of 1,457 meters (4,780 feet) above sea level and has snow capped mountains in the backdrop.
It was Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who started the proceedings by entering the three nets adjacent to each other. They were followed by skipper Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Raina.
With in-form all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja almost certain to come at No 7 followed by Ravichandran Ashwin and three pacers, the only possibility of fitting Pujara in arises if one among either Ashwin or Yuvraj is rested.
While Ashwin`s form has been patchy, it will be a risky option to play with one specialist bowler short. In case Ashwin is dropped, his likely replacement can be leggie Amit Mishra, who has not played a single game in the series so far.
That brings Yuvraj to the equation but he hasn`t done too badly either with scores of 61, 32, 30 in the first three matches before getting out cheaply in the last game at Mohali. But the Indian skipper might not be in a mood to drop the most experienced ODI player (281) from the playing XI.
Among the pacers, Shami Ahmed was seen getting a rub-down from the team masseur Ramesh Mane while Ashok Dinda had an extended run at the net session along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
England : 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Ian Bell,3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Samit Patel, 7 Jos Buttler, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 James Tredwell, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Stuart Meaker.
India : 1 Cheteshwar Pujara, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 MS Dhoni , 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Shami Ahmed, 11 Ishant Sharma.