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The first Test match between India and England starts, in less than a day, in Ahmedabad. England fast bowler Graham Onions, writing for BBC, talks about preparations for the first Test, his own hopes of playing, and life on tour in India.
Some people just want to concentrate on what they do and back themselves on the day to take wickets but I'm the kind of person who likes to do as much preparation as possible. I like to see where batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli score their runs and how they have been dismissed in the past. That way I know I've prepared well and have the plans clear in my mind come Thursday morning. Once you are on the pitch, it's just a case of executing your plans as best you can. You can do as much talking as you want but it is about producing those skills under pressure at international level.
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