PHOTOS: Indian players practice for T20I in Rajkot

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Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 16:36 [IST]
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Rajkot, Oct 9: Team India will take the field here tomorrow to kick-start a fresh season. MS Dhoni-led India will face Australia in the one off Twenty20 International.

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Ahead of Thursday's fixture, Indian players trained hard today, under the watchful eyes of coach Duncan Fletcher. Come tomorrow, Yuvraj Singh will be under the spotlight in his first match for India since January.

Yuvraj was recalled to the team after striking form with 'A' side and Challenger Trophy.

India start favourites for the match and also for the upcoming seven-match ODI series. Australia are without regular captain Michael Clarke due to injury an are led by George Bailey.

Here are the pictures from India's training session.


Comeback man in focus

Yuvraj Singh (right) is seen taking batting instructions from coach Duncan Fletcher. Yuvraj will play his first match for India tomorrow since January.

Dhoni checks his bats

India captain MS Dhoni checks his bats during a training session. Also seen in the background is Ravindra Jadeja.

Coach and captain

Fletcher and Dhoni discuss some points ahead of tomorrow's T20I match.

Fielding drills

Rohit Sharma is about to take a catch as Shikhar Dhawan watches. The duo will open batting for India tomorrow.

Warming up

Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja stretch during a training session.

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