England bat against India in 2nd ODI at Lord's

Eoin Morgan (Getty)
Eoin Morgan (Getty)

London - England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat in the second one-day international against India at Lord's on Saturday.

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Both teams were unchanged following India's eight-wicket win in the first ODI at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Another victory at Lord's would see India win the series with a match to spare.

"It can be difficult to tell with this pitch but you tend to bat first at Lord's when it's a belting day like this," said Morgan after the coin fell in his favour on a sun-drenched day.

"It's important we stick to our strengths, which have served us well for a long period of time, but also continue to improve."

India captain Virat Kohli added: "If I'd have spoken to Morgs, we wouldn't have needed a toss - we wanted to bowl first anyway.

"It looks like a good pitch so I don't see it changing throughout the game.

"We have chased down scores well in two of the T20s and the first ODI. We'll try and use the new ball well and then put the pressure on their middle order with our spinners."



Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Alex Wharf (ENG)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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