Parthiv Patel-led Rest of India will be firm favourites against a depleted Rajasthan outfit as the two teams square up for the Irani Cup match at the Sawai Mansingh stadium starting here today.

Seven players who are likely to feature in the Rest of India's XI have been selected to play against England for the first two ODIs.

While the likes of Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane will like to have a decent hit in the middle, the three quicks Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav and R Vinay Kumar would be keen to have good spells with the red cherry.