Sidebottom misses warm-up game

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Matt Prior

Matt Prior is expected to keep his slot at the top of the order alongside Ian Bell

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.

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