India will intensify their preparation for the Birmingham Test match towards England once they tackle county group Leicestershire in a 4-day warm-up match on the Leicestershire Cricket Ground from Thursday, June 23. The observe recreation provides the Indians a chance to get used to the crimson Dukes ball after a majority of them spent the final two months enjoying Indian Premier League again residence.
Barring Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill, not one of the members of the Indian Test aspect have performed red-ball cricket since March, when India hammered Sri Lanka in a 2-Test sequence at residence.
Knowing the robust problem forward, Rohit Sharma’s males would need to profit from the chance to fine-tune their expertise and get into the groove forward of the rescheduled fifth Test, beginning July 1.
India lead England 2-1 within the 5-Test sequence, which remained incomplete final 12 months after the fifth Test, scheduled to be performed in Manchester in September, was postponed as a consequence of Covid-19 scare within the Indian camp. The BCCI and the ECB agreed to reschedule the fifth Test till summer season 2022 and the 2 groups will full the much-talked-about sequence in Birmingham.
A win within the ultimate Test will give India their first sequence win in Tests on English strong in 15 years. But Rahul Dravid & Co. are conscious that it’s going to be a special England aspect this time round.
England are enjoying a fearless and a extra aggressive model of cricket in Tests, which is clear from the best way they’ve approached their sequence towards world champions New Zealand at residence. England, beneath Ben Stokes’s captaincy and Brendon McCullum’s teaching, have gone on to take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the 3-Test sequence.
More importantly, England will head into the Birmingham Test after having performed 3 Tests at residence, the final of which begins on Thursday.
For the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill (who is predicted to open within the absence of KL Rahul), Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant, the warm-up match can be key as they might need to get used to the situations in England as early as doable.
Leicestershire, on Wednesday, confirmed that Rishabh Pant, Jasrit Bumrah, Cheteshwar Pujara and Prasidh Krishna will flip up for them within the observe match towards India in an effort to give all India gamers within the squad alternatives.
India have been gradual starters on abroad excursions however they received’t have that luxurious once they face a rejuvenated England within the fifth Test. Captain Rohit is ready for a stiff problem in what is ready to be his first abroad Test as captain.
When and the place will Leicestershire vs India observe match be performed?
The 4-day observe match (Leicestershire vs India) can be performed from June 23 to 26 on the Leicestershire County Ground. Day 1 will begin from 10:30 am native time, 3 pm IST.
How can I watch Leicestershire vs India observe match in India?
Leicestershire County Cricket Club YouTube channel will present free dwell streaming of the observe match in India.
There is not any TV protection of Leicestershire vs India observe match in India.
What are the squads for Leicestershire vs India observe match?
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.