Mohali Test: India and England cricket team’s train at PCA Stadium

PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2016 06:11 PM IST
The Indian team had a full-fledged training session on Friday, ahead of the third Test against England which begins at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Starting with a group warm-up run, which was followed by sessions in the nets where Virat Kohli and the entire batting line-up took turns facing the bowlers, who were taken through the drill by coach Anil Kumble. The coach himself had a go at the batsmen later. (PTI)
It was a relaxed atmosphere in the Indian camp with the players sharing jokes even as they went through a very thorough session, led by Virat Kohli, a task-master when it comes to practice. (PTI)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is back in the side after recovering from a back strain (which he suffered during the second Test against New Zealand), is unlikely to get a call-up to the playing XI. But the young fast bowler was very active at the nets, bowling to Virat Kohli and Co. (PTI)
India captain Virat Kohli looked in fine nick and is set to carry on the good form from the second Test in Visakhapatnam. He had an extended session at the nets, and knocked the ball around with near perfect precision and timing. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)
The fielding drills kept all the players on their toes though Virat Kohli ensured the session was not just about workout but also about having some fun under the sun with the boys. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)
Virat Kohli ended his training with a cool-down run, sticking to the elaborate fitness regimen that he is known for. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)
The team had a close huddle too, where captain Virat Kohli was seen addressing the players -- the captain’s talk -- to pep them up for the big challenge starting Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/ ht photo )
Indian coach Anil Kumble had a special session with wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, who was called in for the match after ’keeper Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out due to an injury. (PTI)
Parthiv Patel, back in the Indian Test team after eight long years, didn’t show any signs of rust as he was taken through the paces by the coaching staff. (PTI)
India coach Anil Kumble took over the bowling duties at the nets, showing the young guns how to do it with the cherry. He did trouble the batsmen with a couple of his flippers. (PTI)
England's Adil Rashid, who is the visiting side’s spin spearhead, would be hoping to get among the wickets in Mohali. He tried a few variations while bowling at the nets during the England training session. (REUTERS)
England captain Alastair Cook was a picture of focus and poise as he went through the batting session at the nets. He will be looking to hit a big one in Mohali. (REUTERS)
England had an extended fielding session as well where some of the players, including Jos Buttler, displayed their athleticism. (AFP)
Then the England players indulged in a fun but very physical football match -- their active, warm-down routine. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)
And it was evident from the way they played the training game that the English are very serious about their football. And on Saturday, when the third India vs England Test match starts in Mohali, it is a given that they will be very serious about going for a win and levelling the five-match series. (ravi kumar/ht photo)

The Indian team had a full-fledged training session on Friday, ahead of the third Test against England which begins at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Starting with a group warm-up run, which was followed by sessions in the nets where Virat Kohli and the entire batting line-up took turns facing the bowlers, who were taken through the drill by coach Anil Kumble. The coach himself had a go at the batsmen later. (PTI)

It was a relaxed atmosphere in the Indian camp with the players sharing jokes even as they went through a very thorough session, led by Virat Kohli, a task-master when it comes to practice. (PTI)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is back in the side after recovering from a back strain (which he suffered during the second Test against New Zealand), is unlikely to get a call-up to the playing XI. But the young fast bowler was very active at the nets, bowling to Virat Kohli and Co. (PTI)

India captain Virat Kohli looked in fine nick and is set to carry on the good form from the second Test in Visakhapatnam. He had an extended session at the nets, and knocked the ball around with near perfect precision and timing. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)

The fielding drills kept all the players on their toes though Virat Kohli ensured the session was not just about workout but also about having some fun under the sun with the boys. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)

Virat Kohli ended his training with a cool-down run, sticking to the elaborate fitness regimen that he is known for. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)

The team had a close huddle too, where captain Virat Kohli was seen addressing the players -- the captain’s talk -- to pep them up for the big challenge starting Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/ ht photo )

Indian coach Anil Kumble had a special session with wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, who was called in for the match after ’keeper Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out due to an injury. (PTI)

Parthiv Patel, back in the Indian Test team after eight long years, didn’t show any signs of rust as he was taken through the paces by the coaching staff. (PTI)

India coach Anil Kumble took over the bowling duties at the nets, showing the young guns how to do it with the cherry. He did trouble the batsmen with a couple of his flippers. (PTI)

England's Adil Rashid, who is the visiting side’s spin spearhead, would be hoping to get among the wickets in Mohali. He tried a few variations while bowling at the nets during the England training session. (REUTERS)

England captain Alastair Cook was a picture of focus and poise as he went through the batting session at the nets. He will be looking to hit a big one in Mohali. (REUTERS)

England had an extended fielding session as well where some of the players, including Jos Buttler, displayed their athleticism. (AFP)

Then the England players indulged in a fun but very physical football match -- their active, warm-down routine. (Ravi kumar/ht photo)

And it was evident from the way they played the training game that the English are very serious about their football. And on Saturday, when the third India vs England Test match starts in Mohali, it is a given that they will be very serious about going for a win and levelling the five-match series. (ravi kumar/ht photo)

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