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First look: Airtel India-England series trophy unveiled

Last updated on: November 14, 2012 21:33 IST

First look: Airtel India-England series trophy

Anant Arora, CEO Bharti Airtel, Gujarat, and India and England captains M S Dhoni and Alastair Cook unveil the trophy for the Airtel India-England Test series, which gets underway on Thursday, with the first Test at Motera, Ahmedabad.

India, beaten 0-4 when they visited England in July-August last year, are counting on their spinners and favourable home conditions to avenge the humiliation.

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England haven't won a Test series in India in nearly 28 years and reversing the trend will be tough for the world number two team.

Team India, on the other hand, go into the series with a lot of confidence. They haven't lost a series on home soil in eight years (after Australia won in 2004), and had no trouble winning the last two series played on home turf -- against the West Indies last year and New Zealand this season.

Image: Anant Arora, CEO Bharti Airtel, Gujarat, and India and England captains M S Dhoni and Alastair Cook unveil the trophy for the Airtel India-England Test series.


Image: Anant Arora, CEO Bharti Airtel, Gujarat, and India and England captains M S Dhoni and Alastair Cook unveil the trophy for the Airtel India-England Test series