The build-up for India’s much-anticipated rescheduled fifth Test towards England is heating up as Rohit Sharma’s vacationers are all set to tackle Leicestershire in a 4-day apply match from June 23 on the Leicestershire County Ground.
India’s Test stars have been coaching in Leicestershire as they regrouped for the primary time for the reason that Test sequence towards Sri Lanka at dwelling. The 4-day apply match will probably be key to India’s preparation because the star gamers have not had any aggressive red-ball motion in an extended whereas England will probably be heading into the competition on the again of three Tests towards world champions New Zealand.
As it seems, Leicestershire confirmed on Wednesday, June 23 that 4 gamers from the Indian squad, together with Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, and Prasidh Krishna, will probably be enjoying towards India within the 4-day apply match.
The 4 gamers will flip up for the Leicestershire county facet which will probably be led by Sam Evans.
“LCCC, BCCI, and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes side, in order to allow all members of the traveling party to participate in the fixture (subject to fitness),” Leicestershire stated in a press release.
“The match will be played with 13 players per side to provide further flexibility and help manage bowling workloads.”
Rohit Sharma will lead India within the warm-up match as he geers up for his first abroad Test because the skipper of the senior nationwide group.
India will probably be with out KL Rahul, who’s out with a groin harm that dominated him out of the recently-concluded T20I sequence towards South Africa at dwelling.
Leicestershire additionally confirmed that R Ashwin hadn’t arrived within the UK till Wednesday and that the off-spinner won’t be a part of the warm-up match. Ashwin missed his flight to England after testing Covid-19 constructive whilst the remainder of his teammates left Mumbai on June 16. Head coach Rahul Dravid, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer arrived in England on Monday after finishing the T20I sequence vs South Africa.
INDIA VS LEICESTERSHIRE PRACTICE MATCH SQUADS
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
Leicestershire: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker.