India tour of England: Crew Kohli vs Crew Ashwin, a run-through India’s enjoyable drill in Durham

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The Indian cricket workforce will play a three-day warm-up recreation towards County XI at Emirates Riverside beginning on Tuesday earlier than the Check sequence towards England begins with the primary recreation on August 4. Forward of the much-needed apply recreation, the Indian workforce shifted their focus to fielding drills underneath the watchful eyes of fielding coach R Sridhar.

“Right this moment’s session kicked off with workforce drills and workforce competitions. It’s going to activate the workforce. We started with the catching, direct hits, and throwing precisely to the bowler’s finish which received them going. Direct hits are essential though it’s Check cricket,” defined Sridhar in a video shared by the BCCI.

“Then we moved on to a recreation, under-arm throwing — a really underestimated a part of cricket. It included velocity and agility and altering of route for the boys,” he added.

“We had two groups with one comprising Virat, Rohit, and others. The opposite workforce was taken over by Ashwin and Pujara,” he stated.

“Finally, Virat’s workforce took the competitors with a 10-8 lead. Nevertheless, Puji and Ashwin have been satisfied they gained,” he stated in jest.

Earlier, Kohli, Pujara, and KL Rahul additionally hit the nets, as they tried to deal with the shifting ball.

The BCCI additionally shared snapshots of the workforce’s bowlers with pacers Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin seen coaching exhausting forward of their warm-up recreation.

Earlier this week, explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and the workforce’s throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani examined constructive for COVID-19.

Bowling coach Bharath Arun, reserve wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and India’s standby opener Abhimanyu Easwaran are the three members of the Indian contingent in UK who’ve been remoted.

All three have examined unfavourable for the virus, however must comply with the UK Authorities’s Well being Security Protocol and keep in isolation.

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