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Leicestershire vs India tour game: India make positive start

India openers Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Murali Vijay walk out to bat © Getty Images
India openers Shikhar Dhawan (left) and Murali Vijay walk out to bat © Getty Images

Jun 26, 2014

India made a positive start against Leicestershire as they reached 39 for no loss after 12 overs on the first day of their three-day tour game, which began on Thursday at Grace Road. Shikhar Dhawan was batting on 19, and Murali Vijay was on 19 as well.

Both the openers have looked comfortable against the Leicestershire bowlers as they have not given them any opportunity to make inroads. This was after India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first.

According to PTI, with an aim to bury the ghosts of a disastrous tour of 2011, a new-look Indian cricket team would be eyeing a positive start to their two-and-a-half-month long tour of England.  India, led by skipper MS Dhoni, reached London last weekend ahead of what will be a gruelling tour, including five back-to-back Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I).

India failed to register a single win in their last tour having lost the Test series 0-4, the five-match ODI series 0-3 and also the lone T20I. India suffered the humiliation last time in 2011 despite being equipped with seasoned campaigners like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and, of course, skipper Dhoni himself.

Squads:

Leicestershire: Matthew Boyce (c), Angus Robson, Greg Smith, Dan Redfern, Michael Thornely, Tom Wells, Shiv Thakor, Lewis Hill (wk), Jigar Naik, Rob Sayer, James Sykes, Anthony Ireland, James Pearson, Atif Sheikh.

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Pankaj Singh, Varun Aaron, Ishwar Pandey, Ravichandran Ashwin.

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