Ind vs Aus 2nd Test – Australia preparing for Boxing Day Test already, where’s Team India? : After thrashing India in the first Test, Australia have already begun their preparations for the second Test, which is scheduled to begin from December 26 in Melbourne.
Cricket.com.au on Monday posted a video of Australian team practising indoor with the caption, “The Aussies are putting in work on what was meant to be day five of the first Test as they shift their focus to Boxing Day… #AUSvIND”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 21, 2020
Ind vs Aus 2nd Test: When will Team India start their practice?
The Indian team had a scheduled practice session at the Adelaide Oval on Monday but due to steady rain, it had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, Insidesport has learned that the Men in Blue will arrive in Melbourne on Tuesday after a meeting with Virat Kohli, who is set to leave for India and will miss the remaining three Tests.
India vs Australia 2nd Test: Virat Kohli calls for ‘special team meeting’ before his departure from Australia
After humiliating drubbing in the Adelaide test, Indian team is currently a demoralized lot. Now with captain leaving the ship and Mohammed Shami no more available – the team’s morale is further dented. To lift the morale of the depleted Indian team – Virat Kohli has called for a ‘special meeting of the team’ before he departs from Australia on Tuesday.
According to the information available with InsideSport, Kohli will address the entire team collectively today in a session initiated by coach Ravi Shastri. Post the session, Kohli will spend some time with each member of the team individually. The whole purpose of the exercise is to lift the morale of each and every member of the team. According to the sources close to the team management – in individual session, Kohli will stress on the role of each individual.
’We have lost one game very badly but 3 tests are still remaining. Virat will try to motivate the team members by addressing them collectively and individually. The morale of the team will surely be lifted by this, the message would be straight that no matter what captain will always be on their side’, told a source close to the team management.
According to the informed source, Kohli’s replacement as captain Ajinkya Rahane will also be part of one on one sessions with Indian team members. Rahane will also speak to the team members and discuss their roles and responsibilities.
The source further told InsideSport that during his break as well, Kohli will constantly stay in touch with the team through the team’s WhatsApp Group. It is worth noting that the Indian team has a WhatsApp group through which team members constantly stays in touch with each other.
Kohli will stay in touch with the team through this group while on break.