Ind vs Aus 1st Test: Virat Kohli gears up for another intense training session ahead of Adelaide Test; WATCH video

Ind vs Aus 1st Test, Virat Kohli’s training video: All eyes will be on Indian captain Virat Kohli in the 1st Test (D/N) against Australia starting Thursday. Kohli has been working hard to get into the Test match groove. He is doing long net sessions at stretch only to sharpen his skills and also adapt to the pink Kookaburra ball. On Tuesday (today), he was seen dishing out some throwdowns with a new-ball to Kuldeep Yadav.

A video of his training session was posted on Twitter, in which he can be seen getting ready for another intense field workout. He was padding up for batting practice alongside Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. The caption read: “Two days out from the Adelaide Test, @imVkohli pads up for a net alongside the man who’ll take over from him as captain, @ajinkyarahane88, once he leaves next week”.

Kohli, will be part of the squad for only Adelaide Test, as he will return home on paternity leave. He is the sixth highest run-getter in Test against Australia. In 19 matches, the Indian skipper has scored 1604 runs, 18 runs short of fifth spot which is currently held by Cheteshwar Pujara.

Furthermore, he is just one century short to overtake Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting and Sunil Gavaskar in most hundreds tally.

Australia Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner

India Test squad: Virat Kohli (c) (first Test only), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj