Indian team for England series to be picked on Thursday

India is slated to play five One-Day Internationals against England at home, starting October 14 Getty Images

Mumbai: Sep 26, 2011

The Indian squad for next month’s first two One-Day Internationals against the visiting England side would be picked in Chennai on Thursday, according to Cricket Board sources.

“The team for the first two ODIs against England will be selected at Chennai on September 29,” BCCI sources told PTI today.

The selectors will also choose the three teams -India Red, Indian Blue and India Green – to take part in the N K P Salve Challenger Series in Nagpur from October 10-13, the sources added.

The first two India-England ODIs are to be held in Hyderabad (October 14) and Delhi (October 17).

The squad for the remaining three ODIs is likely to be picked at the conclusion of the first two matches. The remaining ties are to be held at Mohali (October 20), Mumbai (October 23) and Kolkata (October 25).

England are also scheduled to play a one-off T20 International against India in Kolkata on October 29 before departing home.(PTI)