Hyderabad: India A and Bangladesh teams underwent rigorous training session on the eve of their two-day warm-up match at Hyderabad starting Sunday.
The visiting Bangladesh team practiced at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium at Uppal, the venue of the one-off Test match against India, while India A had their net session at the Gymkhana ground at Secunderabad.
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Mushfiqur Rahim-led Bangladesh arrived in the Telengana capital on 2 February for the one-off Test, to be held from 9 to 13 February.
The Indian team is expected to assemble in the city on 6 February and the players are likely to have a practice session on the evening of that day, sources said.
Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav along with reserve opener Abhinav Mukund are the three Indian players from the Test squad whose performance will be under focus at the Gymkhana ground when they take on Bangladesh in the warm-up match, which will not have official first-class status.
The Indian squad for the one-off Test had a couple of major changes, with Tamil Nadu batsman Abhinav Mukund getting picked to the squad after a good season in the Ranji Trophy. Mukund's selection into the squad came at the expense of struggling left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan.
The other change was that of Wriddhiman Saha returning to the Test side as the first-choice wicketkeeper, with Parthiv Patel keeping the stumps in his absence in the last three games of the recently-concluded five-Test series against England.