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Cook and Co arrive in India for ODI series

Last updated on: October 4, 2011 17:07 IST

Cook and Co arrive in India for ODI series

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The England cricket team, led by Alastair Cook, arrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday for a five-match ODI series and a one-off Twenty20 international against India.

The England squad arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and left for a city hotel. 

The ODI series begins with a match at Uppal, Hyderabad, on October 14. The other matches will be played in Delhi (October 17), Mohali (October 20), Mumbai (October 23) and Kolkata (October 25). 

The one-off Twenty20 match will be played in Kolkata, on October 29. 

The English team opens its tour with two warm-up games, on October 8 and 11, at the Gymkhana ground in Hyderabad.


Photographs: Snapsindia
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Cook had  on Monday, before his team's departure, admitted it would be "incredibly tough" to beat India in their own backyard but had expressed confidence that his players had the ability to do the job.

"I certainly think we can beat India. It will be incredibly tough. We need everyone to be playing very well," Cook said at Heathrow Airport, ahead of his side's departure for India.

An injury-ravaged India was hammered by England in both the Test and the One-day series, but Cook said it will be a different ball game when India plays on home soil.


Image: Kevin Pietersen gets out of the team bus

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India will enjoy crowd support

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Cook said India will enjoy crowd support, but his players have it in them to win.

"We all know what the One-day crowds are like over there. They love their cricket.

"Delivering our skills when 50,000 or 60,000 people are screaming and when balls are flying all over the place will also be a key factor, but certainly with this squad I think we can do something really special," he said.



Image: Jonathan Trott

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