New Delhi: The practice match between India and Leicestershire in England has started from Thursday. On the first day of the four-day match, the Indian team lost 5 wickets for 81 runs in 28 overs. The first blow to the Indian team came in the form of Shubman Gill. Shubman Gill, who was playing 21 runs in 28 balls, was victimized by Will Davis. Gill was beaten on Davis’s ball and the ball touched the bat and went into the hands of Leicestershire wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
After this, captain Rohit Sharma got out. The captain tried to play his favorite pull shot off Roman Walker in the 16th over, but he could not judge the ball. Rohit tried to hit it over square leg, but he missed and the ball was caught by fielder Abdeen Sakande. The captain was dismissed for 25 runs in 47 balls. He hit two fours. Rohit often makes the mistake of judging the ball in the pursuit of his trademark pull shot. In IPL 2022 too, he was dismissed several times due to the same shot.
Shreyas Iyer is out for a duck
After captain Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari was dismissed after scoring 3 runs in 23 balls. While Shreyas Iyer got out on a duck and left for the pavilion. Rishabh Pant caught him out on the ball of famous Krishna and sent him to the pavilion. After Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja was out lbw after scoring 13 runs. He was lbw by Walker. Jadeja hit two fours. India’s team has lost 5 wickets for 81 runs in 23.3 overs.
Gavaskar has given advice
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has also given him advice regarding Hitman’s pull shot. Sunil Gavaskar had said that Rohit Sharma needs to think about this. He hits boundaries with a pull shot and you start saying that his runs are being scored through this shot. Hitman has many more shots. In such a situation, every fast bowler wants to try his luck by bowling him short. You have to reduce your chances of getting out on a pull shot.
Team India’s concern
Team India may be playing it as a practice match, but the poor performance of the top-order batsmen has increased the concern of Team India. The Test against England will start from July 1. Before this match, Team India will have to improve its performance.
Roman Walker took 3 wickets
Roman Walker bowled brilliantly for Leicestershire, taking 3 wickets for 12 runs in 6 overs. Famous Krishna and Will Davis got a wicket each. Till the end of 32 overs, former India captain Virat Kohli is playing on 16 and KS Bharat is scoring 9 runs. Team India’s score has been 106 runs for 5 wickets. It will be interesting to see what turn the match takes from here.
first published:June 23, 2022, 6:20 p.m.