India vs England: Skipper Rohit Sharma Begins Practice With Test Team at Training Base in Leicestershire

India vs England: Skipper Rohit Sharma Begins Practice With Test Team at Training Base in Leicestershire

Leicester (England), June 20: India’s skipper Rohit Sharma on Monday commenced his practice with the Test side during their first training session in their new training base at Leicestershire. The Indian Test team, which had a couple of training sessions after it arrived in London last week, has now shifted base to Leicestershire ahead of a tour against the county side from June 24-27 at Grace Road in Leicester. In a video posted by the of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Instagram, Sharma and his opening partner Shubman Gill were seen having a go with the bat in the practice session. Who Would Be Rohit Sharma’s Opening Partner for Fifth Test Against England? BCCI Drops Massive Hint on Instagram (Watch Video)

“#TeamIndia openers captain @rohitsharma45 and @shubmangill are getting into the groove on Day 1 of our nets session,” wrote the BCCI alongside the video. In photos shared by the BCCI, all-rounder Kamlesh Nagarkoti has also seen training alongside Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah, that he could have been included by the side as a net bowler.

“Hello from Leicester and our training base for a week will be @leicsccc #TeamIndia,” wrote the BCCI alongside the photos on Twitter. The rescheduled fifth Test between India and England will get from July 1 to 5 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. India are currently leading the five- series against England 2-1 before the fifth and final Test at Old Trafford, slated to begin on September 10 last year, was postponed abruptly due to a fear of a Covid-19 outbreak in the visiting party.

Meanwhile, head coach Rahul Dravid, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer left for England from Bengaluru after participating in the five- T20I series against South Africa, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

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