England considering changes for third ODI

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London, Nov 19 (UNI) With bowlers Graeme Swann and Ryan Sidebottom both in contention, English captain Kevin Pietersen is considering changes to his line up for the third ODI against India tomorrow in Kanpur.

Swann and Sidebottom both last played a ODI in the final match of the series against New Zealand in June.

''There's food for thought there definitely, but we'll just wait and see,'' Pietersen told the ECB website ahead of the match in Kanpur.

Swann could partner Samit Patel to provide England's spin option, while Sidebottom, who has been suffering with prolonged Achilles problems, would be a contender to take the new ball.

Despite trailing India 2-0 in the seven-match series, Pietersen is confident his side can resurrect the form that saw them comfortably beat South Africa 4-0 in the five-match one-day internationals in September.

''I just think we can be competitive and keep improving to get closer and win a couple of games,'' he said. ''We want to try to win this series because that's what we're here to do,'' he added.


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