Leicestershire Fox has announced that four Indian star cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and the famous Krishna will play for the hosts in a four-day warm-up match against Rohit Sharma & Co. The critical practice struggle will be a tune. -For the Indian team ahead of the postponed Test match against England to be played at Edgbaston on 1 July.
The induction of four Indian players in Leicestershire will give all members of the Indian team ample match practice before their match against England.
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Matches will be played with 13 players per side to provide more flexibility and help manage the bowling workload.
“Leicestershire CCC will welcome party members traveling to India to their side for the four-day tour match to be held at Uptonsteel County Ground tomorrow. India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and the famous Krishna will all join the Leicestershire squad, which will be captained by opener Sam Evans. The LCCC, BCCI and ECB have all agreed to allow up to four players from the guest camp to be part of the Running Fox team, to allow all members of the traveling team to participate in fixtures (subject to fitness) . LCCC said in a statement.
Apart from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Famous, the other players in the LCCC are – Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (WK), Nat Boley, Will Davis, Joy Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker.
India are currently leading 2-1 in the series as the previous match was postponed after several COVID cases were reported in the visitors’ camp.
On Wednesday, skipper Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur practiced for over two hours at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.
The India selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjit Singh as the net bowlers for the tour. The first two named are already with the squad, while Singh’s departure is believed to have been delayed.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), net bowly, Will Davis, Joy Evison, Lewis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Pranbhav Krishna.
(with agency input)
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