England win toss, ask India to bowl in fourth ODI

England will look to restore pride by winning the fourth ODI at Mumbai Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Oct 23, 2011

England captain Alastair Cook has won the toss and asked India to bowl first in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) series at Mumbai.

Having outplayed England in the first three encounters, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have returned to the scene of India’s greatest triumph just over six months after sending the billon-strong nation to delirium by clinching cricket’s biggest prize — the World Cup — under lights at this revamped arena.

Albeit England batsmen have come to grips as far as batting is concerned but their bowlers still seem to be clueless with regards to the line and length to be bowled at the Indian batsmen. Though they were successful in making crucial inroads in the third ODI but they were tamed by brilliant batting display by the Indian captain who was calm under pressure. The matter became worse for them as fielders could not give support to the bowlers.

England would like to approach upcoming ODI with a fresh approach and restore pride in the remaining two ODIs. India, on the other hand would like to continue with the winning momentum in Mumbai and final ODI in Kolkata.


India: Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Varun Aaron.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Craig Kieswetter (wk), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Meaker, Steve Finn, Scott Borthwick.