Cook travelled to the Palam Services Ground with the rest of the side this morning but opted to return to the team hotel after plummeting temperatures and low-lying fog forced a delay to the start of play.
The umpires delayed the toss for half an hour, with Eoin Morgan taking over from Cook as skipper as England bowled first.
The tourists included Jos Buttler ahead of Joe Root in the top six, with Stuart Meaker and Danny Briggs the others to miss out.
The brief delay meant a reduction from 50 to 39 overs per innings, with play beginning at 9.30am (4am GMT).
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