India, England to start practice ahead of Mumbai Test

The availability of seamers Stuart Broad (who has a foot injury) and Chris Woakes (small crack in his right thumb) is not known.

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Chris Woakes, who has a small crack in his right thumb, is uncertain for the Mumbai Test. (File photo)   -  Akhilesh Kumar

India and England will practise for two days before the fourth Test begins at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.

The host, after winning the third Test in Mohali on November 29, leads the five-Test series 2-0.

The team has flown in Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson as replacements for Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari.

The availability of seamers Stuart Broad (who has a foot injury) and Chris Woakes (small crack in his right thumb) is not known. Broad is training with the England Lions side in Dubai.

The Wankhede pitch, made up of red soil, is likely to hold for the first two days, and from the third day the spinners may get some bounce and turn.

Andhra beat Haryana by 77 runs in the venue's latest first class match during October 27 to 30.