New Delhi: The final match of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is scheduled to be played in Southampton, England from June 18. Team India practiced in the group for the first time before the final at the ground next to the Aegis Bowl here on Thursday. The Indian players arrived in England on June 3 to play the final match.
This was the first time players were allowed on the field with their teammates. Earlier, after arriving in the UK, he had to stay in strict seclusion for three days, while later he would go to the gym or to the field for practice at different times.
The Indian Cricket Board has posted a short video of the practice session on Twitter. The BCCI wrote, “For the first time we practiced in a group and everyone was excited. Preparations for the Indian team for the WTC final are in full swing.
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The players spent full time in the nets and players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant batted long enough. The bowlers also practiced hard. All the key bowlers Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin took part in the practice session. After the net practice session, fielding coach R Sridhar gave the players a catch practice.