After intense battle between India and Australia in recently concluded four match test series, Indian selector decided to rest their prime batsman Sachin Tendulkar for the first three ODI's against England. Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar and P.Patel were also not included in the 15 member squad.
Earlier Sachin Tendulkar requested to the selectors to give him rest for the first three ODI's against England due to heavy workload and by keeping that in mind selectors not included in the team.
Surprise inclusion in the squad was M.Vijay who made his test debut against Australia at Nagpur. He was named in place of S.Badrinath. Ishant Sharma and Virendra Sehwag also made comeback in the ODI team after they miss the last One Day series against Sri Lanka during India'sfive match ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Indian 15 memeberSquad for first three ODI’s against England: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & WK), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Virat Kohli, M Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, and R.P Singh.
England Squad for tour of India
ODI Squad: Ian Bell, Matt Prior (WK), Kevin Pietersen (Captain), Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, Steve Harmison, James Anderson, Alastair Cook, Luke Wright, R.Sidebottom, T.Ambrose (WK) and Graeme Swann.
Test squad: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen (Captain), Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah, Matt Prior (WK), Tim Ambrose (WK), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Steve Harmison, James Anderson, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar.
India Vs England Schedule (All timing are mentioned in GMT+)