India Cricket Intra Squad Match: Pant, Jadeja, Siraj, Ishant, Gill shine in practice match as India gears up for ICC WTC Final

ICC WTC Final: Before finals vs Kane Williamson's NZ, Virat Kohli & Co to play 4-day intra-squad practice match from today, follow LIVE
ICC WTC Final: Before finals vs Kane Williamson's NZ, Virat Kohli & Co to play 4-day intra-squad practice match from today, follow LIVE

India Cricket Intra Squad Match – ICC WTC Final: Indian Cricket team’s Intra Squad 4 day practice match between Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane’s team is finished now. In the last 4 days, captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri should be happy to see some notable performances by Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Ishant Sharma & Mohd. Siraj – Check highlights what exactly happened over last 4 days.


India Cricket Intra Squad Match – Day 4: After the 4th day of the practice match was wrapped up little early – rest of the team was busy packing but Shardul Thakur decided to hit the nets for some more practice before big finals vs New Zealand.

After the day’s play got over, he went straight to the nets and Rishabh Pant was heard saying that to Shastri.

India Cricket Intra Squad Match Day 3- R Jadeja and Mohd Siraj shines: Earlier on Day 3, India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has slammed a half-century on Day 3 of the practice match. He slammed an unbeaten 54 off 76 balls to showcase his batting talent ahead of the crucial World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Among bowlers, Mohammad Siraj picked two wickets and gave away just 22 runs.

@imjadeja gets to his half-century (54* off 76) as play on Day 3 of the intra-squad match simulation comes to end. @mdsirajofficial  is amongst wickets with figures of 2/22,” BCCI tweeted.

Indian team’s Intra-Squad practice match is taking place between Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane. Out of quarantine in Southampton, Virat Kohli & Co are playing an intra-squad practice match to prepare for the ICC World Test Championship Final (ICC WTC Final) against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand which will begin on June 18.

This 4-day practice match will be the main preparation for Kohli’s men who haven’t played any cricket for the last one month after the IPL 2021 was suspended on May 4.

India Cricket Intra Squad Match: Check What happened on the Day 2 of the Indian team’s INTRA-SQUAD practice match?

ICC WTC Finals – Virat Kohli vs Ajinkya Rahane’s Teams: Indian think-tank can breathe easy. Indian opener Shubman Gill finally has got some runs on board. Gill who had a very quiet series against England at home, followed by disastrous IPL 2021 finally managed 85 runs knock in the practice match.
But the star of first two days was India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant who ended up scoring – 121* off 94 balls.
On the bowling front, Ishant Sharma picked 3/34 to stake his claim in the playing XI for the WTC Finals.

Check the highlights of the practice match –


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Watch Day 2 highlights here:

India Cricket Intra Squad Match – A good Day 1 at office for #TeamIndia at the intra-squad match simulation ahead of #WTC21 Final, BCCI Tweeted

The intra-squad match has begun and it is a closed-door affair. It comes just two days after Team India began practice in Southampton. It will also give the team a much-needed competitive feel before all the important ICC WTC Final against Tim Southee & Co who have already played a Test against hosts England, giving them an edge to acclimatize to the conditions. It will also help KL Rahul, who has been recovering from appendicitis surgery.

Ahead of the match, BCCI shared a video from the training session on Friday.

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India Cricket Intra Squad Match: “It’s important to have matches. You have practice sessions, but the important thing is to have matches and spend time in the middle, not just for the batsmen, but for the fast bowlers and spinners as well. By spending time in the middle, they know what length to hit. That has been a problem for the past 10 years now. Look, when you go to Australia, England, and New Zealand, the conditions are so different. You need practice matches to get acclimatised to the conditions,” Dilip Vengsarkar told Khaleej Times.

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