Vizianagaram: The opening day of the warm-up game between Board President's XI and the visiting South Africa side was washed out after heavy rain played spoilsport on Thursday.
The first day's proceedings was called off in the post-lunch session as rain lashed the PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex. This is South Africa's only warm-up game before the first Test begins in Visakhapatnam on 2 October.
The focus of the warm-up match is Board President's XI skipper Rohit Sharma, who will be opening the innings as a pre-cursor to the opening Test.
The other two India players in action are opener Mayank Agarwal and pacer Umesh Yadav.
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Back from New Zealand after a disappointing tour, Pakistan now play two Tests against South Africa at Karachi and Rawalpindi, followed by a three-match T20I series at Lahore.
Boucher was speaking on the eve of South Africa’s departure for Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, starting in Karachi on 26 January.
In the absence of outdoor activities, Indian players had a gym session as they continued their preparations for the third Test starting in Sydney from 7 January.