India vs Select County XI LIVE: Rohit Sharma and Co will face some familiar foes in their tour game against a Select County XI in Durham. While a host of Indian stars have been rested for the game, a couple of Indian players, namely Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan, have lined up for the County XI in the practice match.
India vs Select County XI LIVE: Fans who tuned into the live stream of the game were in for a surprise when the broadcasters announced the lineup for the hosts. Team India fringe players Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan lined up for the Will Rhodes-led outfit, getting some much-needed match practice. Sundar has played in four Test matches for Team India, but is unlikely to make it to the XI against England, with Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel all ahead in the pecking order. Avesh Khan meanwhile, is yet to make his international debut for India.
India vs Select County XI LIVE: Team India rested captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, with Rohit Sharma leading the side in the practice game. Ravichandran Ashwin, who played a County game for Surrey before joining up with the squad, was also rested, while Ishant Sharma was also rested. Sharma had suffered a finger injury in the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand but should be available for the first Test against England on August 4.
India vs Select County XI LIVE: Playing squads
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.
County Select XI Squad: Zak Chappell, Robert Yates, James Bracey(w), Haseeb Hameed, Rehan Ahmed, James Rew, Will Rhodes(c), Jake Libby, Lyndon James, Craig Miles, Liam Patterson-White, Ethan Bamber, Jack Carson