Team India trains hard ahead of second T20 against Pakistan

India had a two-and-half-hour practice, supervised by chief coach Duncan Fletcher (right) © Getty Images

Ahmedabad: Dec 27, 2012

The Indian cricket team on Thursday had its training session at Ahmedabad ahead of their second Twenty20 match against Pakistan on Friday.

The team had a two-and-half-hour practice, supervised by chief coach Duncan Fletcher, bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny, at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium.

The practice session began around 2 pm with a game of football, which has been a customary practice in the last few years, followed by fielding and net sessions.

The Pakistan team, on the other hand, started with net session and followed it with fielding drills.

This is the first bilateral series between the two sides since 2007 and the visitors lead the two-match T20 series 1-0.

The two teams will also play each other in the three-match ODI rubber starting in Chennai on December 30.

The second one-day game against Pakistan is scheduled to be held in Kolkata on January 3 followed by the last game on January 6 in Delhi.

This three-match series will be followed by the five-match ODI rubber against England that commences on January 11 at Rajkot.

The other four games are to be held at Kochi (January 15), Ranchi (January 19), Mohali (January 23) and Dharamsala (January 27).