PHOTOS: India, England teams practice in the nets ahead of Rajkot Test

Both the teams are young and studded with match-winners and are desperate to cement their authority in the longer format of the game.

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Rajkot, Nov 8: India and England's Test squads are sweating it out in the nets and preparing themselves ahead of the first Test at Rajkot starting Wednesday (Nov 9). 

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India is led by its talismanic batsman and skipper Virat Kohli while Alastair Cook is leading the English pack. 

Cook is the most successful and most experienced Test player for England in the history of the game. The 31-year-old left-handed batsman has played 135 Test matches for his country. He has aggregated 10688 runs in Tests, most by an English batsman.

Kohli, on the other hand, is a legend in the making. The 28-year-old right-handed batsman has already slammed two Test doubles in 48 Tests. The Indian skipper in Tests has had a remarkable year so far and would be hoping to improve his performance against England in Tests. 

Both the teams are young and studded with match-winners and are desperate to stamp their authority in the longer format of the game. 

Here are a few images of both the teams' practice sessions: 

India, England teams sweat it out in the nets

Ahead of the first Test match against England, Indian players practicing at Rajkot on Monday. 

India, England teams sweat it out in the nets

Ahead of the first Test match against England, Indian players playing football at Rajkot cricket stadium on Monday.

England cricket team sweat it out in the nets

England captain Alastair Cook practicing in the nets ahead of the first Test at Rajkot. Cook has a formidable batting record against India in Tests and fans would be hoping the skipper continues his good form against India. 

English side sweats it out in the nets

Joe Root made his Test debut in India in 2012 when England last toured India. Since then, he hasn't looked back and emerged as a talented batsman in world cricket. 

India, England teams sweat it out in the nets

India Test captain is practicing hard in the nets and would be desperate to improve his figures against England. 

Gautam Gambhir practicing in the nets at Rajkot

He made a comeback into the Indian Test squad after a gap of 2 years at Indore. Gautam Gambhir may have failed to make it big in Indore but the aggressive left-handed opening batsman would be playing to cement his position into the side. 

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