Team India begin training for the one-off test against England: The Indian team has landed in the United Kingdom and has begun their preparations for the all-important one-off rescheduled test match against England. The men in blue arrived in London on Thursday and kickstarted their training on Friday.
The one-off Test between England and India will begin on July 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday shared a few photos of the first batch of Indian team visiting England doing their warmups. The likes of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, and Mohammad Siraj are the first ones from the Indian contingent to land in London for the rescheduled test.
“Out and about in London#TeamIndia,” tweeted the social media handle of the Indian cricket board as it shared a few pictures of the Indian team warming up.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, who was absent in the first batch of Indians flying to the UK, has also landed in London for his preparations ahead of the traditional format match.
Notably, the Indian side will play a four-day warm-up match against Leicestershire before heading for the cracking red-ball contest against England. The warm-up match will begin on June 24.
It is important to note that the rescheduled test match will be a continuation of the five matches series, that happened last year. Due to a string of covid cases, the Indian side was unable to field a proper playing xi against England in the fifth test match due to which the game was cancelled at the 11th hour. Later both the cricket board decided to reschedule the match.
Currently, team India is leading the five-match series by 2-1.
Following the one-off test match, India is also slated to lock horns against England in the white-ball format. India and England will play three T20Is followed by as many ODIs in the tour.