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Indian team begins preparation for Test series

cricket Updated: Jan 15, 2010 19:45 IST
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After a slew of one-dayers, the star-studded Indian side on Friday switched to Test mode with a two-hour practice session ahead of the first of the two-match series in Chittagong from Sunday.

With six players, including top guns Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, joining the ranks, the full-strength Indian side slugged it out at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium under the watchful eyes of coach Gary Kirsten.

The practice session began around 2:30 pm with a game of football for around 15 minutes before heading for the nets.

Today's practice was mainly devoted to batting and bowling and not much fielding.

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were the first to be padded facing fast bowlers Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma and Sudeep Tyagi and then spinners Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra and Pragyan Ojha.

The opening duo were followed by Dravid and Tendulkar, who normally bat at number three and four before Laxman and Yuvraj Singh came in.