The news from the only T20 International match between India vs England, which will be played at Old Trafford on August 31, 2011, is that India will go into the game without their top players Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma.
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England will also be without their Test regulars Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Jonathan Trott. The weather is expected to be perfect for playing cricket and the Indians would be pleased to know that the pitch will assist them.
The match will start at 18:00 local,17:00 GMT, 8:30 p.m. India time.
India go into this game after winning the three practice matches against Sussex, Kent and Liecestershire. The 5-match ODI series will begin starting Sept. 3, 2011.
India: 1 MS Dhoni, 2 Rahul Dravid, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Rohit Sharma, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 Parthiv Patel, 7 Amit Mishra, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 Munaf Patel, 11 R Vinay Kuma.
England: 1 Stuart Broad 2 Alex Hales, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Ravi Bopara, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Samit Patel, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Craig Kieswetter, 10 Graeme Swann, 11 Jade Dernbac.
STAR Cricket TV channel will telecast the match live in India and other Asian countries.
You can watch the highlights videos here after the game is over.