Shikhar Dhawan’s thumb injury precludes his involvement with KL Rahul moving to opener and Vijay Shankar coming into the XI for a highly-anticipated encounter in which there were almost 800,000 applications for tickets.
Pakistan have backed their spinners, with Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim replacing Shaheen Shah Afridi and Asif Ali.
There was a fevered atmosphere both inside and outside the ground ahead of a meeting in which rain is expected to play a part as the day progresses.
India have won all six World Cup meetings between the teams.
Who will prevail in Manchester?
Find out by following the ball-by-ball commentary below.
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