England will be without many of their top players © Getty Images
Ahmedabad: Nov 8, 2012
A depleted England side will aim for some quality preparation, when they take on Haryana in their third and final tour game ahead of the Test series against India, starting November 15.
England batsmen will look to tie up all the loose ends as far as playing spin bowling is concerned when they meet Haryana in their third and final warm-up match ahead of the upcoming four-Test series against India on Thursday.
England go into the match having drawn the first two matches, against India ‘A’ and Mumbai ‘A’.
The visitors were, however, deprived of opportunities to test themselves against quality spin bowling as the hosts did not include any top-grade tweakers in the playing XI.
Two days ahead of the match, the pitch had a fairly thick cover of grass over it, something the visiting side is not expected to see when the first Test starts here on November 15.
Haryana: Amit Mishra (c), Abhimanyu Anil Khod, Amit Karamvir Vashisht, Chanderpal Saini, Nitin Saini (wk), Jayant Yadav, Rahul Dewan, Sachin Rana, Sandeep Singh, Sanjay Budhwar, Sunny Singh.
England XI: Alastair Cook (c), Nick Compton, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior (wk), Monty Panesar, Graham Onions, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Meaker.
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