Southampton: India practiced in a group for the first time at the ground adjacent to the Aegeus Bowl here on Thursday ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The WTC Finals will be played from June 18 to 22. This was the first time that players were allowed on the field with their teammates. Earlier, after reaching the UK, he had to live in strict isolation for three days while later he used to go to the gymnasium or practice on the field at different times.
The Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a short video of the practice session on Twitter. BCCI wrote that we practiced in the group for the first time and everyone was excited. The preparations for the Indian team for the WTC Finals are going on in full swing.
The players spent a lot of time in the nets and players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant batted for ample amount of 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, fielding coach R Sridhar made the players practice the catch.