The ICC released its T20 rankings last week and England, who are World Twenty20 champions, were ranked No. 1. It could be a short reign, if they lose today they’ll slip to No. 3, below Sri Lanka and India. If they win, they’ll stretch their lead over Sri Lanka.
Sourav Ganguly, on NEO sports, says the pitch is the same as the one that was used in the fifth ODI. India spun England dizzy in that game and Ganguly expects more turn today. Win the toss and bat first should be the way to go.
India have won the ODI series 5-0 and have the opportunity to send England home winless. How the tables have turned. The Tests count for a lot, though, and there aren’t any on this tour.
Graeme Swann calls tails. It’s heads. India will … err I don’t know yet. MS Dhoni hasn’t said what he wants to do. Finally he says India will bat.
India are not playing Varun Aaron and Gautam Gambhir from the fifth ODI. Gambhir got married over the weekend so has better uses for his time at the moment. Robin Uthappa gets an international game for the first time since 2008, and Yusuf Pathan, who’s been sidelined from the ODI squad since the tour of West Indie, also gets a chance.