India captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli were seen sweating it out in the nets ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia. Not just Kohli and Sharma, but the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, R Aswhin, and Axar Patel were also seen in the nets. The majority of the players in the Indian squad for the WTC Final have reached England for the one-off Test.
Barring Mohammed Shami, Shubman Gill, and Ravindra Jadeja, all the players are already in England. These players hit the nets for the first practice session at the Arundel Castle Cricket Club in Sussex. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a glimpse of the players practising in the nets on their social media handles.
Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach Dilip T, and batting coach Vikram Rathour also gave a roadmap of India’s practice session in the week leading to D-day. Paras Mhambrey said that the focus is currently on building the workload for the bowlers. Meanwhile, the fielding coach said that the focus is on close-in catches.
“The preparation has been good so far. The initial bit was to ease into the practice session but the last two sessions have been pretty happy — I think we pushed them a little bit. Just adding a little bit of workload for the bowlers, just kind of preparing them for the Test match,” said Mhambrey in the video shared by BCCI.
Virat Kohli seen sharing batting tips with Yashaswi Jaiswal
While the main players of the WTC squad practiced hard, Yashaswi Jaiswal who is one of the standbys also came out for his first net session with Team India. The young opening batter spent some time in the nets playing R Ashwin and then was seen receiving some batting tips from Virat Kohli. The International Cricket Council shared the first look of Jaiswal in India nets.
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