curated by, Akash Biswas
Last Update: June 04, 2023, 19:53 IST
London, United Kingdom (UK)
The Indian contingent is sweating it out on the field in London for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia starting on Wednesday. Under the watchful eye of head coach Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma and Co. have been training relentlessly as they chase their second title in 2021 after losing the previous one to New Zealand.
Meanwhile, some players took some time off and decided to explore the capital city of England. Batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat take selfies on the streets of London. The picture was shared on Jaiswal’s Instagram handle with a caption that read, “Discovering London.”
Jaiswal has traveled to the United Kingdom as one of the reserve players. He replaced Ruturaj Gaikwad who dropped out due to his marriage. The other two standby players are Mukesh Kumar and Suryakumar Yadav.
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Earlier on Sunday, the Indian team had its first practice session at The Oval. BCCI shared a picture of him hitting the ground while running at the iconic venue. “Hello from The Oval,” read the tweet.
On May 25, the BCCI, through its official Twitter handle, had stated that Indian team members Akshar Patel, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur along with head coach Rahul Dravid and other support staff members had passed out at the picturesque Arundel Castle Cricket Club in Arundel. Practice has started. town.
Captain Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and reserve player Mumbai young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal joined the practice sessions from May 30. While Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, KS Bharat and Ajinkya Rahane joined the team on 30 May. After playing in the IPL final in Ahmedabad on June 1, Mohammed Shami will join practice on June 2.
India, then led by Kohli, finished as runners-up in the inaugural WTC cycle after losing the title clash to Kane Williamson’s New Zealand by eight wickets at the Rose Bowl in Southampton in 2021.