Hyderabad test for Eng

Hyderabad test for Eng

The Alastair Cook-led side, who have been camping here since they arrived on October 4, would be eager to test the local conditions as they play their first ODI at the same venue.
Since all the five ODIs and the lone Twenty20 International are day-night affairs, both the practice matches will be played under lights.

Since the new ICC rules would come into play with India-England series, the practice matches are likely to be played under the new guidelines, which include use of two new balls in an innings, ban on runners and new powerplay over rules.

England, however, will have to be content to play against a weak local team in the practice match since top players are either playing the Champions League Twenty20 or busy preparing for the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy beginning at Nagpur on Oct 10.

Hyderabad XI, which had a poor 2010-11 Ranji Trophy season, have only a couple of players with some international exposure.

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