IND vs ENG Test Series: India has started practice session in Rajkot before the third test match against England. A training session was held on Tuesday afternoon. The host team trained for about four hours. In the training session, new young players were seen sweating on the crease, while four players were absent. Among the absent players, Jasprit Bumrah, Devdutt Padikkal and Akash Deep have not joined the team yet, while Shubman Gill reached Rajkot late on Monday night.
There is no need to worry!
Devdutt Padikkal and Akash Deep both featured in the sixth round of the Ranji Trophy. Which ended on 12 February. They and Bumrah are ready to join the team this evening. As far as Gill is concerned, there are no injuries or health concerns. He did not attend the training session only because he arrived late. He will be present to participate in the final training session on Wednesday. No injuries or health concerns, a reputable source told CricketNext. He arrived late at night and hence did not attend the session. He will participate in practice tomorrow.
Siraj took batting training from the captain
Today was Mohammed Siraj's first training session. The fast bowler, after spending a lot of time in throwdowns and facing the net bowlers, bowled full tilt with the new ball to players like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma. Due to which he practiced effectively. Soon after his bowling session ended, the 29-year-old received a batting masterclass from skipper Rohit. Who was explaining the importance of ideal head position to his match ender. Rohit was very descriptive in his explanation. He was even seen holding a helmet up in front of him and explaining the shortcomings while facing the delivery.
Indian team for the third test match: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah (Vice Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul*, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja*, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Devdutt Padikkal