Team India practise at National Cricket Academy ahead of Sri Lanka tour

Virat Kohli bats during the training session AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Jul 4, 2012

The Indian cricket team began their training session at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on Wednesday, ahead of their limited-overs series tour for Sri Lanka starting July 21.

“Training time @ nca. Have a great day you all,” wrote right-arm pacer Umesh Yadav on his Twitter page.

On Tuesday, star all-rounder Suresh Raina also informed about the training camp.

He wrote, “Off to NCA to get into cricket mode again. Best place for it. Bangalore here I come.”

The fixture of India’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka starting next month has been revised with the first one-dayer advanced by a day to include a reserve day in case of weather interruptions.

The five-match one-day series, which will be followed by a one-off Twenty20 International, was originally scheduled to start on July 22 but it will now begin on July 21, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday.

The fit-again duo of opening batsman Virender Sehwag and pacer Zaheer Khan is all set to return to the Indian squad after missing the Asia Cup when the selectors meet on Wednesday to choose the side.

The duo, along with Zaheer’s pace understudy Umesh Yadav, sat out of the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March on fitness grounds.

It’s not clear whether Sachin Tendulkar, who had set the fabulous record of 100 international hundreds in the previous 50-over competition that India took part in, is available for the Lanka tour following his nomination as a Rajya Sabha member.