India tour of England: Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma hit the nets ahead of the opening Test The likes of India speedsters on Thursday trained at the nets ahead of the 1st Test against England. India will be hopeful that the pacers shine in the upcoming Tests and help Virat and Co. clinch the series in England after failing to win the WTC Final. One of the main challenges of these players will be to maintain their fitness, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd Shami. This is because a number of players were injured during the India tour of Australia earlier this year.
The above-mentioned players are expected to trouble the likes of England batsmen Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Haseeb Hameed, among others. Shami, in particular, will be aiming to pick his 200th Test wickets in the series. He has taken 184 wickets in 51 Tests. Bumrah, meanwhile, needs 17 wickets to complete 100 wickets.
“#TeamIndia bowlers having a go at in the nets ahead of the #ENGvIND Test series,” the BCCI tweeted.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2021
‘India tour of England: Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma hit the nets ahead of the opening Test
Meanwhile, What comes as the latest jolt to the India senior team’s plan of injury replacements for the upcoming Test series, Prithvi Shaw and SuryaKumar Yadav’s tour of England is in jeopardy after Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. The Indian board may have to name further replacements for the above mentioned players.
India Tour of England:
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla
|India’s tour of England, 2021-22|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|
India tour of England: Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma hit the nets ahead of the opening Test
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