Team India's preparatory camp concludes, now for real Tests

With the preparations out of the way now, India and England will be gearing up for the first Test match in Ahmedabad.

Updated: November 11, 2012 17:05 IST
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Mumbai: The Indian squad's three-day preparatory camp for the four-Test series against England, commencing at Ahmedabad from November 15, concluded at the Cricket Club of India on Sunday.

The team had a five-hour training session with a short break for lunch at the Brabourne Stadium with all the cricketers given an opportunity to have a feel of match conditions against their own bowlers and some other local bowlers.

The team's training was supervised by chief coach Duncan Fletcher, bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney.

The squad members are set to depart tomorrow morning for the series opener at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. England had moved to Ahmedabad on the sixth itself from here, after playing two warm-up games, and currently playing their third and final warm-up tour game against Haryana, that is also set to conclude today.

The second match of the Test rubber is scheduled at the Wankhede Stadium here from November 23.

The last two matches of the series will be played at Kolkata (December 5-9) and Nagpur (December 13-17) after which there would be a two-match Twenty20 series between the two teams on December 20 and 22 at Pune and Mumbai.

England will go home for the Christmas and New Year break before returning to play a five-match ODI series against the hosts starting January 11 at Rajkot.

India would clash with Pakistan in a short series of T20 games and ODIs during the period England are away.

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