India vs Sri Lanka: India practice hard ahead of second Test in Colombo

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Virat Kohli arrives for practice at the Sinhalease Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (AFP)

Virat Kohli arrives for practice at the Sinhalease Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara warm up before a practice session at Colombo. (AFP)

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara warm up before a practice session at Colombo. (AFP)

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Shikhar Dhawan plays football with his teammates before the nets sessions began in earnest. (AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan plays football with his teammates before the nets sessions began in earnest. (AFP)

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Shikhar Dhawan is coming off a spectacular knock of 190 in the previous Test and will hope to continue his good form at Colombo. (AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan is coming off a spectacular knock of 190 in the previous Test and will hope to continue his good form at Colombo. (AFP)

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Lokesh Rahul (L) has recovered from illness and is likely to start the second Test as Shikhar Dhawan’s opening partner. (AFP)

Lokesh Rahul (L) has recovered from illness and is likely to start the second Test as Shikhar Dhawan’s opening partner. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri oversee the practice session in a bid to gauge their best options ahead of the next Test. (AFP)

Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri oversee the practice session in a bid to gauge their best options ahead of the next Test. (AFP)

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Mohammed Shami had a decent showing in the first Test and will look to carry on in the same vein come the second Test. (REUTERS)

Mohammed Shami had a decent showing in the first Test and will look to carry on in the same vein come the second Test. (REUTERS)

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Ishant Sharma will probably have to wait his chance given how well Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled in the last game. (REUTERS)

Ishant Sharma will probably have to wait his chance given how well Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled in the last game. (REUTERS)

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Hardik Pandya, who scored a fifty on debut and chipped in with the ball too, will hope to keep his place in the side for the time being. (AFP)

Hardik Pandya, who scored a fifty on debut and chipped in with the ball too, will hope to keep his place in the side for the time being. (AFP)

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India’s fielding was arguably the only department that India could improve ahead of the second Test. (REUTERS)

India’s fielding was arguably the only department that India could improve ahead of the second Test. (REUTERS)

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Hardik Pandya is an able fielder, but that didn’t stop him from putting in the hard yards in practice. (REUTERS)

Hardik Pandya is an able fielder, but that didn’t stop him from putting in the hard yards in practice. (REUTERS)

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It wasn’t all hard work, however; India’s players did find time to cool down and have a laugh in the midst of some intense training. (AFP)

It wasn’t all hard work, however; India’s players did find time to cool down and have a laugh in the midst of some intense training. (AFP)

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