India opt to bat as Dravid, Rahane debut

Updated: 31 August 2011 22:26 IST

India have won the toss and will bat first against England in the one-off T20 match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Manchester:

India have won the toss and will bat first against England in the one-off T20 match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Skipper MS Dhoni will be assisted by Suresh Raina who has been named his deputy in the absence of Gautam Gambhir. Rahul Dravid however, is the man to watch out for as he makes his T20 debut in the match alonwith Ajinkya Rahane.

Stuart Broad is the T20 skipper for the hosts as his team has two debut players in Jos Buttler and Alex Hales.

Squads:

India: PA Patel, AM Rahane, R Dravid, V Kohli, RG Sharma, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (captain), P Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar and MM Patel

England: AD Hales, C Kieswetter, KP Pietersen, EJG Morgan, RS Bopara, SR Patel, JC Buttler, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad (captain), GP Swann and JW Dernbach

Topics : Cricket West Indies Australia England India MS Dhoni Rahul Dravid India in England, 2011
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