Mohali, March 30 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the much awaited World Cup semifinal at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Wednesday.
India made one change to the team that won against Australia, seamer Ashish Nehra coming in place of Ravichandran Ashwin. Pakistan fielded an unchanged team that beat the West Indies in the quarterfinals.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel.
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Saeed Ajmal.
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Australia) and Ian Gould (England)
Third umpire: Billy Bowden (New Zealand)
Fourth umpire: Rod Tucker (Australia)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)