Indian cricketers have nets at Leicestershire County Ground | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Indian cricketers, together with skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill, on Monday hit the nets right here forward of the rescheduled fifth and last Test in opposition to England, beginning in Birmingham on July 1.
Rohit and Gill are prone to open the innings for India within the Test and the duo obtained into the groove as they appeared to sharpen their expertise through the observe session at the Leicestershire County Ground.
Rohit, who was rested for the T20I sequence in opposition to South Africa at house, defended a number of deliveries on the entrance foot, whereas additionally enjoying the pull photographs in opposition to the brief balls. Gill, too, appeared to work on his recreation through the batting session.

India can be primarily based right here for every week and play Leicestershire in a 4-day heat-up match from June 24.
The duo of Rohit and KL Rahul had performed a pivotal function in India securing a 2-1 lead within the Test sequence in England final 12 months earlier than the ultimate match was deserted owing to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Rahul, nevertheless, will miss the tour this time as a result of of a groin damage, which had additionally dominated him out of the sequence in opposition to South Africa. His absence opened the door for Gill to open for India.
Rohit had amassed 368 runs in 4 Tests, together with 100 and two fifties, whereas Rahul racked up 315 runs, comprising 100 and a half-century.

Gill had performed a vital function in India’s historic Test sequence win on Australian soil in 2020-21 and can be eager to make a mark within the UK after returning to the squad following final 12 months’s sequence in opposition to New Zealand.
It can even be the primary time that Rohit can be main the crew in Test cricket abroad.
England, led by Ben Stokes, have been in sensational kind, having lately gained 2-0 in opposition to reigning World Test Championship winners New Zealand.

India’s tour of England additionally contains three T20Is and as many ODIs, and the guests will play two heat-up matches in opposition to Derbyshire and Northamptonshire earlier than the white-ball sequence.
Indian gamers akin to Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jedaja, who weren’t half of the South Africa sequence, had their first coaching session in England final week.

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