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Indian team arrives in Chennai for first Test

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Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 18:38 [IST]
 
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Chennai, Feb 19: Indian players arrived here in Chennai on Tuesday for the first Test against Australia, which starts at MA Chidambaram Stadium on February 22.

The MS Dhoni-led side had a three-day preparatory camp in Bangalore and landed in the city from there. All 15 players focused on batting, bowling and fielding skills at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Indian team arrives in Chennai

Offspinner R Ashwin, who is gearing up to play his first Test in front of his home crowd, said he was looking forward to the series.

"Back in Chennai. First home test :-)," he tweeted (@ashwinravi99).

The Indian team is expected to resume training on Wednesday. Australians are already been in Chennai had have played two practice games.

India squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay.

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Story first published:  Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 18:35 [IST]

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