Joe Dawes and Trevor Penney hold their last practice session ahead of warm-up tie

London: Holding their last practice session before being forced to go on a break by the BCCI, India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penney made the players 'sweat' before the one-off practice game ahead of the five-match ODI series starting August 25.

Trevor Penney
Trevor Penney 

Looking to pick up the pieces from the embarrassing 1-3 Test loss against England, the visitors now await the new coaching staff before their 50-over warm-up match against Middlesex today at the Lord's.

In the mean time, Dawes and Penney took Team India through their paces in the net session with some slip-fielding practice and throw-downs taking place as the bowlers and batsmen did their respective drills.

Newly-appointed assistant coaches Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar will look to bring some change to India's fortunes with Team Director Ravi Shastri clarifying that the new team will not try to clip under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher's wings.

Only three turn up
Though only three players from the Test contingent, Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Stuart Binny, made it to the practice session at the Lord's nursery grounds, the young brigade went about the drills diligently.

Skipper MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami, took the day off after attending the nets on Wednesday.

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