With the first match in Bristol being washed out without a ball being bowled, India will be itching to perform in a format where Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have shown their prowess over the years.
Some on-field action will also mean that skipper Dhoni will be able to focus on cricket, after his comments supporting chief coach Duncan Fletcher did not go down well with the BCCI bigwigs.
A notable thing during this tour has been Dhoni expressing his firm point-of-views quite explicitly.
It happened in the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson case during the Test series and then after the loss when he hinted that perhaps he had done enough as the Indian Test skipper.
Now this is the third instance, where he suddenly finds that he is not on the same page with the board. With simmering tension, all parties though will be hoping for clear weather in Cardiff then as some cricket will do well to cool down tempers.
In terms of on-field action there wasn't much to take away from Bristol, except the pre-match practice on Sunday.
For Indian batsmen, this meant big shots sailing out of the park at every opportunity possible.
Almost every batsman concentrated on hitting out in a bid to get away from the Test mindset. Dhoni himself led the way, with Rohit Sharma and Stuart Binny also using their long handles well. Suresh Raina too had a little hitting-out session towards the end.

Indian team avoids media
Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management sought to steer clear of the media by not sending any player for the mandatory pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at the first press conference ahead of the series-opener by declaring that coach Duncan Fletcher continued to remain the 'boss' of the team and would do so till the 2015 World Cup.
The BCCI took strong exception to Dhoni's statement, saying that he had "overstepped his brief" and it was "unbecoming of an Indian captain" to make such comments. The BCCI had also decided to take up the matter at its next Working Committee Meeting.
Dhoni, however, chose to skip the press conference today while the team management did not depute any player to face the media, a move which could have been taken to avoid any further controversy.
The media has raised questions on who was actually the 'boss' of the Indian team following former cricketer Ravi Shastri's appointment as the Director of Cricket in the wake of the shambolic performance in the Test series.
BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel had made it clear that the team would now be "Ravi Shastri's baby" and Fletcher will have to report to him.
Shastri himself had said in media interviews that Fletcher will have to report to him and he will be the overall incharge of the team.
The Indian team had a strenuous net session where both Fletcher and Shastri were present. But when it was time for the press conferees, a message was sent out that no one from the Indian side would address the media.

Will use toe-crushers against England batsmen: Umesh
Fresh from a successful India A tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toe-crushers against England batsmen in the one-dayers.
"I had a problem with the yorkers as my ball often strayed on the leg. Wasim bhai helped me with that. He said, 'when you are at your bowling mark and about to bowl a yorker, just keep all your focus on the spot you want the ball to pitch and don't think that it will go down the leg side'," Yadav said.
"He said 'it is very important to be aware of your whole body and its position – whether your bowling arm is following the ball and how your follow-through is. You have to ensure that your body and mind are in perfect sync. Even the slightest of angle change will affect where your ball pitches'. He (Akram) told me to make sure the body is always behind the ball and you follow the ball till the end," he said in an interview.
Haven't lost momentum owing to rain: Root
England batsman Joe Root today said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI.
"No, we haven't lost any momentum," said Root, ahead of the second ODI.
"But we have had an extra day's practice as a whole squad and we didn't lose time to rain in that sense. What happened in the Test series is still in the back of our minds and we want to take that momentum forward. We want to start well in this series and a couple of wins will be very handy in that sense going ahead," he said.
"The World Cup (in Australia-New Zealand) is obviously something we are planning towards but we cannot look too far ahead. India are a good side in the ODI format and we will have to play very good cricket to beat them. We are in a good place as a team at the minute and we are looking forward to the game," he added.

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