Ahead of first Test in Kolkata, India and Sri Lanka players train hard

Published: 14th November 2017 08:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2017 09:22 PM  

Ahead of their first Test match at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Thursday, both India and Sri Lanka players were find working hard. IN PIC: Indian batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli during a fielding practice session on Tuesday. (Photo | PTI)
The Sri Lankans had an extended practice session as they dropped in at the Eden Gardens one hour before schedule and trained for four hours ahead of the first Test against India. (Photo | PTI)
Having finished their respective batting sessions, each of their batsman, including Chandimal, were seen heading to their batting coach Thilan Samaraweera. (Photo | PTI)
Dinesh Chandimal and his batsmen were seen negotiating the spinners with paddle sweep and reverse sweep, a handy weapon to tackle the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo | PTI)
Ravindra Jadeja will have an opportunity to reclaim the top bowling and all-rounder spot in the ICC rankings when India take on Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series starting in Kolkata on Thursday. (Photo | PTI)
The Islanders landed in Kolkata eight days prior to the first Test and drew a two-day tour game against Board President's XI. (Photo | PTI)
Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal attending a training session at Kolkata's Eden Garden on Tuesday. (Photo | PTI)
India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was out of international cricket for the past three months, was seen practising wrong 'uns. (Photo | PTI)
In a bid to correct his front foot drive, which of late has been the reason for his dismissals, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday was seen using a shorter bat handle for practice. (Photo | PTI)
'Hitman' Rohit Sharma during Tuesday's practice session at the Eden Gardens. (Photo | PTI)
In a bid to correct his front foot drive, which of late has been the reason for his dismissals, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday was seen using a shorter bat handle for practice. (Photo | PTI)
Meanwhile, the grass which was there on the Eden track on Monday seemed to have been removed considerably. Shastri, Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli had a look at the wicket. (Photo | PTI)
Angelo Mathews and Rengana Herath, two of Sri Lanka's most experianced players
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