India vs England 2012-13: Visitors arrive in Rajkot for first ODI

England beat India 2-1 in the Test series © Getty Images

Rajkot: Jan 9, 2013

The Alastair Cook-led England team has arrived at Rajkot along with a couple of Indian players for the first One-Dayer of the five-match series to be held at SCA stadium on January 11.

“The entire England team led by captain Alastair Cook and two Indian players — Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir — on Wednesday arrived in a special plane from New Delhi, while rest of the players, except Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja, would come later in the day,” an official of Saurashtra Cricket Association said.

Pujara is playing Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Karnataka at Saurashtra University ground and would join the team on Thursday morning.

England are scheduled to practice on Wednesday evening while Indians would practice on Thursday morning.