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India win toss, choose to bat

News 05 Dec 2012, 10:21 IST

MUMBAI, INDIA – OCTOBER 31: Alastair Cook of England bats during the second day of the first practice match between England and India A at the CCI (Cricket Club of India) ground, on October 31, 2012 in Mumbai, India. England will play three practice matches before the start of four test series

Kolkata, Dec 5 – Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the third cricket Test against England at the Eden Gardens here Wednesday.

India made one change bringing in Ishant Sharma in place of an indisposed Harbhajan Singh. England effected a double change with Steve Finn replacing Stuart Broad and Ian Bell coming in for Jonathan Bairstow.

The teams:

India: M.S. Dhoni (capt), V. Sehwag , G. Gambhir, C. Pujara, S. Tendulkar, V. Kohli. R. Ashwin, Z. Khan, P. Ojha, I. Sharma.

England: A. Cook (capt), N. Crompton, J. Trott, K. Pietersen , I. Bell, S. Patel, G. Swann, S. Finn, J. Anderson, M. Panesar.

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