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England team arrives for Test series against India

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The cricket team led by arrived here today from to engage hosts in a five-Test series commencing at Rajkot on November 9.

The tourists touched down around 3 pm and reached their hotel in South two hours later.

This is the eighth (rpt eighth) five-match Test rubber between the two countries and first in the country since the 1984-85 series between the squads captained by and

It was the very series in which created world record with a hat-trick of tons in his first 3 Test matches.

The tourists are to stay in the metropolis for a few days and have one full practise session, scheduled at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium on November 5, before proceeding to Rajkot, venue of the opening clash.

The other games are to be played in Vishakapatnam (Nov. 17-21), also hosting a first-ever Test like Rajkot, Mohali (Nov. 26-30), (Dec. 8-12) and (Dec. 16-20).

On its previous Test tour of India, came from behind to turn the tables on the hosts and emerge 2-1 victors in a four-Test series. Cook was the captain then too.

England squad: (Captain), Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Johny Bairstow (WK), Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Jose Buttler, Ben Duckett, Steve Finn, H Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.

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First Published: Wed, November 02 2016. 19:32 IST