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Duncan Fletcher comes for the training session at Grace Road © Getty Images

 

Photo gallery of the Indian team’s training session ahead of the tour game against Leicestershire, which begins on Thursday. India have arrived in England for a five-match Test series, which begins on July 9.

 

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 when they take on Leicestershire in a three-day practice game.

 

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.