Indians are riding high on confidence after beating England in three match Test series by 1-0 but it’s One day which is differentball game all together. However India have to play a minnow Scotland and they likely to use youngster in this match to give them a chance to get use too England condition.
Indian think tank are likely to give rest to some of the senior players in this match including Sachin Tendulkar & Saurav Ganguly.
After the dismissal performance in the Caribbean World Cup 2007 Indians have Played three ODI series and they have done well beating Bangladesh at their home in May by 2-0, Ireland by 1-0 and South Africa by 2-1 at Belfast in July. Now they have to play one ODI against Scotland and one practice match on Saturday against England Lions before they take on England in seven ODI series which starts from 21st August.
Forty eight hours earlier their were huge rain at Glasgow but yesterday Glasgow bathed in beautiful sunshine weather and it likely that their will be no rain on Thursday but clouds will be around.
There are eight players in the Indian squad who has either not played match during England test series or they have arrived just now to take part in the One dayers. All eight players are likely to play against Scotland.
Going by performances in the World Cup both teams start on level terms. Neither made it to the Super Eight stage but India, with a solitary win over Bermuda, edge ahead. Scotland, winless at the World Cup, has shown signs of improvement since, running both West Indies and Ireland close in the recent Quadrangular Series in Belfast. Ryan Watson, their captain, averaged 38 in the three matches while Majid Haq, the offspinner, ended on top of the wickets list.
Munaf Patel is returning to the Indian side after three months break and he hasn’t played a single match after he recovers. However unfortunately due to bad weather he was not able to practice on Wednesday.
India Vs Scotland ODI (Glasgow) Live on STAR CRICKET from (India time) - Here is the list of Players who are likely to play in one of ODI
Indian Squad: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (C), Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Ajit Agarkar, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, RP Singh, Munaf Patel.
Scotland Squad: Fraser Watts, Navdeep Poonia, Ryan Watson (C), Gavin Hamilton, Collin Smith (wk), Neil McCullum, Craig Wright, Majid Haq, John Blain, Paul Hoffman, Dewald Nel.