By Qaiser Mohammad Ali
Dhaka : The Indian and Bangladeshi cricket teams took a well deserved off Wednesday, two days before the second and final Test starts at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here.
The Indian players had an optional practice session and only three players – V.V.S. Laxman, Rajesh Pawar and Ishant Sharma – showed up at the match venue.
Three members of the support staff – physiotherapist John Gloster, trainer Greg King and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad – were also there.
The Bangladeshi team also took it easy.
Both teams will attend an official dinner hosted by the Bangladesh Cricket Board at the Dhaka Sheraton in the evening. Among the invitees is Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty.
The teams will have their final practice session Thursday morning.