IND Vs NZ: The final match of the World Test Championship is to be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton, England from June 18. Team India practiced in the group for the first time before the final at the ground adjacent to the Ageas Bowl here on Thursday. Indian players had reached England on June 3 to play the final match.
This was the first time that players were allowed on the field with their teammates. Earlier, after reaching the UK, they had to live in strict isolation for three days, while later they used to go to the gymnasium or come to the field for practice at different times.
The Indian Cricket Board has posted a short video of the practice session on Twitter. BCCI wrote, “First time we practiced in the group and everyone was excited. The preparations for the Indian team for the WTC final are going on in full swing.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2021
Siraj will get a place in the playing 11
Players spent full time in the nets and players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant batted for enough time. The bowlers also sweated profusely. All the main bowlers Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin participated in the practice session. After the net practice session, fielding coach R Sridhar got the players to practice the catch.
Let us tell you that Team India has also started working on playing 11 for the final. Reports have claimed that Team India can give a chance to Mohammad Siraj in the playing 11. According to the information that has come out, Ishant Sharma may have to sit out of the team. Apart from this, the play of Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin is absolutely certain.