India tour of Sri Lanka: Indian players warm up in net practice sessions ahead of white ball series against Sri Lanka; Watch video: Under Rahul Dravid and watchful eyes of NCA coaches, the likes of Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are putting in extra hours in nets after the series against Sri Lanka was postponed due to COVID. In a video posted by BCCI, Indian players in Sri Lanka are seen undertaking net practice sessions ahead of the first ODI contest in Colombo on July 18. The two quality sides will square off for the limited-over series (3 ODIs and T20Is) now starting from July 18.
The video shared by BCCI captioned, “Prep & More Prep, Batting Fir, Bowling, Fielding #TeamIndia in the groove for the Sri Lanka series #SLvIND as they make the most of their time in Sri Lanka ahead of the series.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2021
A close look at the video showed Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid giving some batting tips to the likes of Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya and during the net session.
Team India earlier drilled in intra-squad matches
To get the essence of the real match scenarios, the Indian Team in Sri Lanka engaged in two intrasquad practice matches. The latest second practice match showed Prithvi Shaw and allrounder Hardik Pandya rising to the occasion.
In the first clash, however, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav rose to the occasion when Bhuvneshwar Kumar XI’s beat Shikhar Dhawan XI in the intra-squad practice match.
New Itinerary for India vs Sri Lanka Series
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – ODI series|
|1||18th July||1st ODI||Colombo|
|2||20th July||2nd ODI||Colombo|
|3||23rd July||3rd ODI||Colombo|
|India’s tour of Sri Lanka, 2021 – T20I series|
|1||25th July||1st T20I||Colombo|
|2||27th July||2nd T20I||Colombo|
|3||29th July||3rd T20I||Colombo|
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