Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni practice hard as India eye ODI domination vs Sri Lanka

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni practice intensely as India gear up for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting on Sunday in Dambulla. (AFP)

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni practice intensely as India gear up for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting on Sunday in Dambulla. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli practises hard as India gear up for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting with the first ODI in Dambulla. (AFP)

Virat Kohli practises hard as India gear up for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting with the first ODI in Dambulla. (AFP)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (L) speaks with his teammate Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla. (AFP)

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (L) speaks with his teammate Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla. (AFP)

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (R) plays football with teammates during a practice session as India eye a repeat of their 3-0 success in the Tests. (AFP)

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli (R) plays football with teammates during a practice session as India eye a repeat of their 3-0 success in the Tests. (AFP)

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Jasprit Bumrah practices while Ravi Shastri has a keen look at proceedings. (AFP)

Jasprit Bumrah practices while Ravi Shastri has a keen look at proceedings. (AFP)

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Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane (R) plays football with captain Virat Kohli. (AFP)

Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane (R) plays football with captain Virat Kohli. (AFP)

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni joins in the practice session (AFP)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni joins in the practice session (AFP)

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Shardul Thakur plays football with teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The young pacer has been included in the ODI squad. (AFP)

Shardul Thakur plays football with teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The young pacer has been included in the ODI squad. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli has an intense practice session. (AFP)

Virat Kohli has an intense practice session. (AFP)

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Shikhar Dhawan gears up for some batting practice in the nets. (REUTERS)

Shikhar Dhawan gears up for some batting practice in the nets. (REUTERS)

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Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul play soccer as they eye continued success. (REUTERS)

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul play soccer as they eye continued success. (REUTERS)

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Jasprit Bumrah has an intense bowling session in the nets. (REUTERS)

Jasprit Bumrah has an intense bowling session in the nets. (REUTERS)

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Axar Patel, who is making a comeback, also practises. (REUTERS)

Axar Patel, who is making a comeback, also practises. (REUTERS)

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Shikhar Dhawan warms up during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla. (AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan warms up during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla. (AFP)

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Ajinkya Rahane (R) and KL Rahul warm up during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla. (AFP)

Ajinkya Rahane (R) and KL Rahul warm up during a practice session at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli (C) warms up as teammates look on during a practice session. (AFP)

Virat Kohli (C) warms up as teammates look on during a practice session. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli tries a shot next to his MS Dhoni as India’s two key players aim to produce a good show in the ODIs against Sri Lanka. (REUTERS)

Virat Kohli tries a shot next to his MS Dhoni as India’s two key players aim to produce a good show in the ODIs against Sri Lanka. (REUTERS)

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MS Dhoni also had a good session in Dambulla. (REUTERS)

MS Dhoni also had a good session in Dambulla. (REUTERS)

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Virat Kohli and his teammate MS Dhoni share a moment with their teammates as a Special Task Force soldier stands guard next to them. (REUTERS)

Virat Kohli and his teammate MS Dhoni share a moment with their teammates as a Special Task Force soldier stands guard next to them. (REUTERS)

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Virat Kohli awaits his turn to bat in the nets. (REUTERS)

Virat Kohli awaits his turn to bat in the nets. (REUTERS)

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Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and KL Rahul sum up their practice session with an intense football session. (REUTERS)

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and KL Rahul sum up their practice session with an intense football session. (REUTERS)

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