Sidebottom misses warm-up game
England have named a strong 12-man line-up for tomorrow’s opening one-day warm-up match against the Mumbai Cricket Association.
The tourists have resisted the temptation to experiment in the build-up to the start of the seven-match one-day international series, which begins in Rajkot next Friday.
England have agreed to a 12-a-side match and included all their leading players for the first of two matches as part of the preparation in the next three days.
Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright, who has been a key member of the limited-overs side over the last few months, has been left out, along with Alastair Cook and wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose.
Left-arm seamer Ryan Sidebottom also misses out as he is yet to recover from the ankle injury he sustained during the trip to Antigua for the Stanford Super Series.
England: Ian Bell, Matt Prior (wkt), Owais Shah, Kevin Pietersen (captain), Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steve Harmison, James Anderson.