- Title: INDIA: CRICKET: India train for their match against England
- Date: 27th February 2011
- Summary: BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA (FEBRUARY 26, 2011) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC) FANS GATHERED IN STADIUM TO WATCH INDIAN CRICKETERS PRACTISE A SPECTATOR WAVING INDIA'S NATIONAL FLAG AND BLOWING CONCH SHELL A FAN WAVING INDIA'S NATIONAL FLAG BATSMAN SACHIN TENDULKAR ARRIVING WITH HIS BAT TO PRACTICE IN NETS OTHER PLAYERS FOLLOWING TENDULKAR CRICKETERS PRACTISING IN THE NETS A BOWLER BOWLING TO A BATSMAN BATSMAN PLAYING A STROKE A MEMBER OF INDIA'S COACHING STAFF TALKING TO PACER MUNAF PATEL A MEMBER OF INDIA'S COACHING STAFF THROWING A BALL TO BATSMAN IN NETS BATSMAN PLAYING A SHOT ANOTHER BATSMAN ARRIVING IN THE NETS FOR PRACTICE A MEMBER OF INDIA'S COACHING STAFF BOWLING BATSMAN PLAYING A STROKE BATSMAN PLAYING MORE STROKE PACER MUNAF PATEL RUNNING TO BOWL TO A BATSMAN IN THE NETS BATSMAN PLAYING A STROKE PATEL TALKING TO MEMBER OF COACHING STAFF PLAYERS BATTING IN NETS A BOWLER RUNNING TO BOWL TO A BATSMAN BATSMAN PLAYING A STROKE PACER ASHISH NEHRA RUNNING TO BOWL PLAYERS BATTING IN NETS PACER ZAHEER KHAN RUNNING TO BOWL BATSMAN IN NETS SPINNER HARBHAJAN SINGH BOWLING BATSMAN PLAYING A STROKE SPINNER PIYUSH CHAWLA BOWLING TO A BATSMAN BATSMAN TAKING GUARD IN NETS BATSMAN PLAYING A STROKE ALL ROUNDER YUVRAJ SINGH BOWLING TO A PLAYER BATSMAN PLAYING AS STROKE INDIAN CRICKETERS PRACTISING KRISHNAMACHARI SRIKKANTH, CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE OF INDIAN CRICKET BOARD, TALKING TO INDIAN CAPTAIN MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI DHONI AND SRIKKANTH HAKING HANDS SRIKKANTH SPEAKING TO DHONI BOTH OF THEM COMING OUT OF THE GROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) KRISHNAMACHARI SRIKKANTH, CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE OF INDIAN CRICKET BOARD, SAYING: "I think everybody (players) is in reasonably good form and I am confident that team will do well. Tomorrow is an interesting match and I would say that may (the) best team wins. I think we have very good chance but in one-day cricket anything can happen. Tomorrow is going to be great match and lets all of us enjoy the match tomorrow." SRIKKANTH LEAVING
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- Location: India, India
- Country: India
- Topics: Sport
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- Story Text: India prepare for Sunday's hotly-anticipated showdown with England.
Hosts India will aim to bring the spotlight back on to the field as they look to extend their winning start to the World Cup by beating England on Sunday (February 27) in their Group B match.
India have been struggling with injuries but India opener Virender Sehwag will play against England despite suffering a bruised rib in the lead up to the match. India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said only pace bowler Ashish Nehra, who did not play in India's opening victory over Bangladesh in Dhaka, was not fully fit.
Sehwag turned up for practice on Saturday (February 26) but opted not to exert himself. He fine-tuned his batting strokes for about 10 minutes before heading for a rest.
Sehwag suffered an injury scare on Friday when he was struck on the left side of his ribs in the nets and collapsed to the ground requiring medical attention. The swashbuckling opener hit a magnificent 175 in the tournament opener against co-hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka but played a major part of his innings with a runner due to an old knee injury.
While Sachin Tendulkar picks himself to partner Sehwag, the battle for the middle order has been fierce as the in-form Kohli and the explosive Yuvraj Singh fend off competition for their place in the side from Suresh Raina.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, chairman of the selection committee of Indian cricket board, visited the players as they prepared for the showdown and is confident India will do well.
"I think everybody is in reasonably good form and I am confident that team will do well. Tomorrow is an interesting match and I would say that may the best team win. I think we have very good chance but in one-day cricket anything can happen. Tomorrow is going to be great match and lets all of us enjoy the match tomorrow," said Srikkanth.
The build-up to the Group B match has garnered worldwide media attention not only for cricketing reasons but also for the violent clashes between Indian fans and police over the shortage of public tickets available for the hotly-anticipated match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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