Kochi, Jan 15(ANI): Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bat against England on a fresh Kochi pitch in the second match of the ongoing one-day series.
India has made just one change in the team with fast bowler Shami Ahmed replacing Ashok Dinda.
The Kochi pitch is likely to be a turner and the weather is expected to be hot and humid.
England is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the Rajkot ODI by nine runs.
India: 1 Gautam Gambhir, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 MS Dhoni (capt and wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Shami Ahmed.
England: 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Ian Bell, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 6 Joe Root, 7 Samit Patel, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 James Tredwell, 10 Jade Dernbach, 11 Steven Finn. (ANI)