Rain Delays Start Of Champions Trophy Final

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Reuters
Rain delayed the start of the Champions Trophy final between England and India at Edgbaston on Sunday after the hosts had won the toss and elected to field.

Rain delayed the start of the Champions Trophy final between England and India at Edgbaston on Sunday after the hosts had won the toss and elected to field.

The rain began to fall as the players sang the national anthems immediately before the scheduled start time of 10.30 a.m. (0930 GMT) and the groundstaff covered the pitch.

It stopped after just under an hour and the umpires announced there would be a pitch inspection at midday.

India named an unchanged team from their semi-final win over Sri Lanka while England recalled all-rounder Tim Bresnan in place of fast bowler Steven Finn.

Teams:

England - Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, James Tredwell, James Anderson.

India - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeda, Ravichandran Aswin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Rod Tucker (Australia).