Team India's Caribbean campaign to win hearts and matches begins

Updated: Jul 10, 2016, 22:51 IST
  • Team India's Caribbean campaign to win hearts and matches begins
    Indian cricket team arrives at the airport in Basseterre, Saint Kitts. Team India has arrived in Saint Kitts to kick off their seven-week long tour of West Indies, where they will play four Tests and two practice matches. All Pics/AFP
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    Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble (C) takes selfie at the airport in Basseterre, Saint Kitts.
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    Anil Kumble takes a selfie with Amit Mishra and Cheteshwar Pujara.
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    Anil Kumble (R) in selfie mode.
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    This is Anil Kumble's first assignment as head coach of the Indian cricket team.
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    Anil Kumble tried out various new methods to prepare the Indian team for the long West Indies tour during the camp in Bangalore.
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    Shikhar Dhawan
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    Virat Kohli returns to the West Indies -- where he made his Test debut -- after five years as the team's captain and premier batsman.
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    Virat Kohli was part of the India squad that last toured the Caribbean islands for a Test series in 2011. They had at that time clinched the series 1-0, after winning the opening game at Kingston and drawing the other two matches in Bridgetown and Roseau.
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    Virat Kohli would be hoping to better the mark.
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    Anil Kumble's West Indies tour hasn't started on the smoothest note with British Airways forgetting his kits behind at London's Gatwick airport.
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    Anil Kumble will be hoping to finalise when his starting line-up after his wards play a two-day warm-up match versus the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI at St Kitts from July 9.
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    Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble (L) and cricketer Ishant Sharma (R).
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    Rohit Sharma (left), Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli (centre).
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    Shikhar Dhawan (R) and Murali Vijay.
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    How India do in the West Indies will depend in no small measure on how openers Shikhar Dhawan (R) and Murali Vijay do.
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    Virat Kohli (left), Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma (right).
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The Indian team has arrived in the West Indies for their seven week tour that will see them play four Tests. We have pictures of the squad at the St Kitts Airport

 

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