Warm-up match: Pant, Bumrah & Pujara to play for Leicestershire

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jun 23, 2022 2:14 PM IST

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A match eve is typically a discretionary practice day for the Indian team yet at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester practically every one of the Indian team turned up for a net meeting. Captain Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur among others rehearsed for north of two hours on Wednesday (June 22) morning.

The Indian team takes on Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) in a four-day game from Thursday (June 23).

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Virat Kohli was obvious by nonappearance however group sources have rubbished the discussion that his nonattendance is because of Covid disease. “All players are accessible for choice and there is definitely not a solitary Covid case in the camp,” a group source told Cricbuzz preventing reports in a segment from getting the media going against the norm.

In the interim, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been drafted into the adversary LCCC crew. They will play under region captain Sam Evans in what has been a pre-match plan between BCCI, ECB and the LCCC.

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The plan, unnecessary to underline, is to give match practice to every one of the individuals from the meeting side. It will be the main warm-up game for the Indian group before the July1-5 Edgbaston Test, which is the deferred fifth round of the series of a year ago. India lead the series 2-1.

“The coordinate will be played with 13 players for every side to give further adaptability and assist with overseeing bowling jobs,” the assertion added. Different players in the LCCC positions, aside from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh are, Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker.

In the interim, it has been discovered that R Ashwin, who failed to catch the plane prior because of Covid positive outcome, is headed to England.

India’s selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjeet Singh as the net bowlers for the visit. The initial two names are with the crew as of now. The takeoff of Singh is accepted to have been postponed.