Pant, Pujara and Bumrah to represent Leicestershire in warm-up fixture against India

Pant and Pujara will play for the Leicestershire side. Image : BCCI

Pant and Pujara will play for the Leicestershire side. Image : BCCI

A match eve is typically a discretionary practice day for the Indian group however at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester practically every one of the Indians turned up for a net meeting. Captain Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur among others rehearsed for north of two hours on Wednesday (June 22) morning. The meeting Indian group takes on Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) in a four-day game from Thursday (June 23).

Virat Kohli was prominent by nonattendance however group sources have rubbished the discussion that his nonappearance is because of Covid contamination. “All players are accessible for determination and there is definitely not a solitary Covid case in the camp,” a group source told Cricbuzz keeping reports in a segment from getting the media in actuality.

In the interim, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been drafted into the adversary LCCC crew. They will play under region captain Sam Evans in what has been a pre-match plan between BCCI, ECB and the LCCC. The plan, unnecessary to underscore, is to give match practice to every one of the individuals from the meeting side. It will be the main warm-up game for the Indian group before the July1-5 Edgbaston Test, which is the deferred fifth round of the series of a year ago. India lead the series 2-1.

“Licestershire CCC will invite individuals from the India visiting party into their side for the upcoming four-day visit match at Uptonsteel County Ground. India geniuses Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will all collaborate with the Leicestershire crew, captained by opening batsman Sam Evans. LCCC, BCCI and the ECB have all consented to permit the four players from the meeting camp to be important for the Running Foxes side, to permit all individuals from the making a trip party to partake in the apparatus (dependent upon wellness),” the LCCC said in an explanation.

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“The coordinate will be played with 13 players for every side to give further adaptability and assist with overseeing bowling responsibilities,” the assertion added. Different players in the LCCC positions, aside from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh are, Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker.

“India carry an enchanted inclination to Grace Road. During their instructional courses here you can feel the buzz as of now. We are incredibly eager to be inviting a portion of the world’s best Test players and having a genuinely celebration environment fully backed by the different Leicestershire people group. It will be an incredible encounter for our crew, particularly players like Rehan Ahmed, to play against Virat Kohli and India’s enormous gifts. We are certain the two groups will profit from the four days,” district CEO Sean Jarvis told Cricbuzz through a proclamation.

In the interim, it has been discovered that R Ashwin, who failed to catch the plane prior because of Covid positive outcome, is headed to England.

India’s selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjeet Singh as the net bowlers for the visit. The initial two named are with the crew as of now. The takeoff of Singh is accepted to have been deferred.

Squads

India : Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Leicestershire CCC : Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.

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