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Steven Finn's hat-trick sealed a 56-run win over a Hyderabad Cricket Association XI. Ravi Bopara hit a fluent 73 and Chris Woakes, who claimed two wickets in two balls, 46 not out in a total of 219.
Kevin Pietersen is thrilled to be back in India, having enjoyed a break from playing when he was rested during last month’s NatWest Series.
The Decision Review System will not be used during the one-day series between India and England because 'Hotspot' will not be available.
Jonny Bairstow has streamlined his abundant sporting talent to one discipline - but will still be England’s all-round action man in Saturday's opening match of their India tour in Hyderabad.
Samit Patel has a Queensland kickboxer and plenty of hard graft to thank for his return to the England side. Having banished concerns over his fitness, he could prove to be a key player in India.
Tim Bresnan and Steven Finn believe England have enough bowling resources - despite the absence of James Anderson and Stuart Broad - to cause India problems in the one-day series starting next week.
England completed their first training session since arriving in India for the limited-overs series.
England Test captain Andrew Strauss and team director Andy Flower have received their OBEs, awarded for the part they played in last winter's memorable Ashes triumph against Australia.
Captain Alastair Cook can see the steel in England’s eyes as his young one-day team seek to buck the trend in India. Their solitary one-day series triumph came as long ago as 1984/85.
Ian Bell agrees with captain Alastair Cook that England’s limited-overs tour of India is a chance “to do something special”. Bell also thinks "it’s an exciting opportunity for some young players."