PICTURES: England sweat it out at Eden Gardens

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Published: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 17:54 [IST]
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Kolkata, Dec 2: England players trained hard at the Eden Gardens on Sunday as they began preparations for the third Test against India, which starts here on December 5.

England team arrived in Kolkata on Friday. Indian players were scheduled to land here today.

The four-match Test series is tied at 1-1. India won in Ahmedabad while England bounced back to square the series in Mumbai.

All the focus before the third Test is on the 22-yard strip. On Sunday, England captain Alastair Cook inspected the pitch along with batsman Jonathan Trott.

Here the images (see below) from England's practice session on Sunday.


How will the pitch behave in Kolkata?

England captain Alastair Cook, along with Jonathan Trott, inspect the Eden Gardens pitch on Sunday.

Pietersen stretches after a batting session

Kevin Pietersen is captured on camera as he stretches after a batting session.

Panesar warms up at Eden

Monty Panesar seen at Eden Gardens during training.

Pietersen concentrates

Kevin Pietersen concentrates during a training session in Kolkata.

Jonny Bairstow fine tunes his batting

Jonny Bairstow practises with a bat and ball.

Fielding drills for Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen during a fielding session. He gets ready to take a catch.

Catching in slip cordon

England captain Alastair Cook practises slip catching.

Time to run

England captain Alastair Cook and spinner Monty Panesar run during a training session.

England on the move

England players jog at the Eden Gardens.

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