Cricket - Spin quartet head for Dubai

Four county spin bowlers have been sent to the England training camp in Dubai to help Alastair Cook's side prepare for their tour of India.

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James Tredwell (Kent), Scott Borthwick (Durham), Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire) and Azeem Rafiq (Yorkshire) will link up with squad spinners Graeme Swann, Monty Panesar and Samit Patel in the Middle East ahead of the tour which begins next month.

The hosts are likely to pick multiple spinners on wickets conducive to turn and the addition of the four to the training camp will help prepare the likes of uncapped duo Nick Compton and Joe Root, who have never faced a senior India side on the sub-continent.

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