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In Pics Team India at Eden Gardens in Kolkata ahead of second ODI against Australia

India’s outdoor practice session had to be cancelled for the second successive day before rain made way for bright sunshine over the Eden Gardens, raising hopes of a full game in the second ODI against Australia on Thursday. In fact, Australia too had to cancel its outdoor training session even though the covers were removed for the first time in 48 hours. Just after India left for team hotel, sun shone over the iconic stadium as Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly was seen inspecting the pitch and ground.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 September 2017, 05:14:07 AM
Skipper Virat Kohli with coach Ravi Shastri

Skipper Virat Kohli with coach Ravi Shastri

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India’s outdoor practice session had to be cancelled for the second successive day before rain made way for bright sunshine over the Eden Gardens, raising hopes of a full game in the second ODI against Australia on Thursday. In fact, Australia too had to cancel its outdoor training session even though the covers were removed for the first time in 48 hours. Just after India left for team hotel, sun shone over the iconic stadium as Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly was seen inspecting the pitch and ground.
Dhoni playing football

Dhoni playing football

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When it was raining, India made use of the dressing room lawn to play some volleyball.
Kohli along with chief coach Ravi Shastri

Kohli along with chief coach Ravi Shastri

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Earlier, Kohli along with chief coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun took a close look a the pitch, which had a bit of grass and some visible bowling marks as BCCI allowing a Bengal pre-season practice match exactly a week ago.
Indian team dressing room

Indian team dressing room

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India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0 after a 26-run win over Australia in a rain-curtailed match in Chennai.
Dhoni’s pistol shooting skills stumps Kolkata Police

Dhoni’s pistol shooting skills stumps Kolkata Police

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Former India skipper MS Dhoni on Wednesday took pistol shooting session at Kolkata Police Training School after the team's outdoor practice was cancelled due to rain.