KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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India's one-day squad prepare for their ODI series against England with a warm-up fixture against Middlesex at Lord's on Friday 22 August.
The tourists might have surrendered the Test series in disappointing fashion, following up a famous victory in the second match at Lord's with three consecutive defeats, but the reigning world champions are a different prospect in one-day cricket.
And with just one limited overs warm-up match before they play the first ODI at Bristol on Bank Holiday Monday, MS Dhoni's side will be looking for their Test players to recover some form, and their ODI specialists to acclimatise quickly to English conditions.
Virat Kohli, a prolific run scorer in ODI cricket, will be desperate for some form after a poor series, while the likes of world cup winner Suresh Raina will hope to hit the ground running.
Middlesex meanwhile, celebrating their 150th year, will be looking to record a famous victory over the tourists, who in addition to being world champions also won the ICC Champions Trophy in England last summer.
9:00am - please note all spectators will be searched on entering the Ground
There will be a 45-minute interval between innings (scheduled for 2pm)
Play is scheduled to finish at 6:15pm
The weather is predicted to be dry, with highs of 19°C
|Prospects of play:||
Please visit our Prospects of Play page for more information.
Tickets will be available to buy from the Grace & North Gate selling points from 9:00am on the day of the match, priced £20 for adults, £10 for over 65s & £5 for under 16s.
|Admission with alcohol:||
Each spectator is permitted to bring 2 pints of beer or 75cl of wine into the Ground on entry. Amounts of alcohol in excess of this will be confiscated.
|Food & drink:||
The Lord's Food Village will be part-open, with the curry and burger facilities offering spectators delicious food throughout the match.
In addition, public bars behind the Grand Stand will be open, offering a selection of food and drink, including alcoholic beverages.
St John’s Wood is the closest tube station (approximately 5 minutes walk), and Warwick Avenue, Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street are all within 15 minutes’ walk. A good service is due on London Underground lines, though it is worth checking on the TfL website on the day.
Alternative routes, including walking, via bus and Barclays Cycle Hire are also reccomended.
Free Wifi is available around the ground via The Cloud. To sign up, connect to the service through your device and follow the instructions to register.
|Public stands open:||
The Grand Stand lower and Compton stands will be open to the public. There is no reserved seating for this match.
|Member stands open:||
In addition to the public stands, MCC & Middlesex Members may sit in the Warner & Allen Stands, or the Pavilion.
MCC Members may introduce two guests to the Pavilion for this match, and four to the Allen and Warner Stands.
|ICC World Cup Trophy:||
The ICC World Cup Trophy will be on display in the MCC Museum on the day of the match, as part of its pre-tournament tour.
Entry to the Museum for ticket holders is £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s & over 65s.
You must be a Middlesex v Indians ticket holder to access the MCC Museum on this day.