Image Source : BCCI VIDEO SCREENGRAB Team India players start preparation
The Indian team will play the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) against Australia from June 7 at the Kennington Oval in London. For this mega encounter, the team’s management and coaching staff, including some players in India’s 15-member squad, have also reached London. Players like Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav were also seen in the team’s first training session with head coach Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathour. Meanwhile, on Friday, the BCCI also shared a video of a special drill in which Indian players were seen practicing catching.
In the video shared by the BCCI, the players of the Indian team were seen practicing a special style of catching by making a circle with the staff. The video was shared describing it as a fun drill. Umesh Yadav, Akshar Patel and Shardul Thakur were seen in this. Earlier on Thursday, the BCCI had shared some pictures on the official Twitter handle in which players and coaches of the Indian team were seen with the new training kit. Recently there was a change in the kit sponsor of the team. Because of this, everyone’s jersey has changed from training to playing.
The test will be held at the Oval
Team India will be playing a team other than England for the first time at the Oval. Here the Indian team has played a total of 14 Test matches before this. Team India was defeated by New Zealand in Southampton in the final of the last World Test Championship. This time the challenge of Kangaroos is in front of the Indian team. The Kangaroo team was recently defeated by the Indian team in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. After that, this time in front of Team India in Oval, there is a chance to heal the wounds of the previous defeat. If this team led by Rohit Sharma wins, then it can add another ICC trophy to India’s name.
Team India’s squad for WTC final
15-man squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.
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