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England in Chennai

Armed guards

The security presence is strong as England begin a practice session ahead of the two-Test series

Andrew Flintoff

Key all-rounder Andrew Flintoff surveys the scene as England try to focus on Thursday's first Test

Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Dhoni

India superstars Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Dhoni also try to keep their thoughts on the business of Test cricket


The England players are forced back into the pavilion as rain intervenes to bring more complications for the tourists

Kevin Pietersen makes his way through

England captain Kevin Pietersen is closely monitored as he makes his way though the airport after arriving from Abu Dhabi on Monday

Monty Panesar (far left) and Owais Shah

The players, including Monty Panesar and Owais Shah, were whisked away to their hotel immediately after their arrival in India

Armed guards patrol outside Chennai airport

There was a heavy security presence at the airport following the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai

Ian Bell and Andrew Strauss

Ian Bell and Andrew Strauss will be hoping to play in the two-Test series in Chennai and Mohali over the next couple of weeks

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England to tour with full squad
07 Dec 08 |  England
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