India is finally to play a home international after more then a year. After Saturday's loss to Thailand the two sides meet again tonight at Delhi's Ambedkar Stadium. Incidentally the last match was last years 'ONGC' Nehru Cup final against Syria on August 31 which India won on penalties at the same venue, Bob's preferred ground in India.
India is set to use the same starting eleven as on Saturday. Subrata Pal will once more start in goal with Surkumar Singh, Anwar, Gouramangi Singh and Mahesh Gawli as the back four; Climax Lawrence and N.P. Pradeep in central midfield with Steven Dias and Anthony Pereira on the wings; while Sunil Chhetri and Mohammed Rafi upfront. Climax will once more lead the team onto the pitch in the absence of Baichung Bhutia.
Bob had considered of bringing Renedy Singh in place of Climax, but the Manipuri is out injured and once more it is a hamstring problem. The only other player injured at the moment is wing back Samir Naik, otherwise the squad is fit and maybe we will get a glimpse of Baichung back in action, but one will have to see.
The match is set to kick-off at 18.30 IST and it will be shown LIVE on Zee Sports!