The Indian cricket staff will play a three-day warm-up sport towards County XI at Emirates Riverside beginning on Tuesday earlier than the Test collection towards England begins with the primary sport on August 4. Ahead of the much-needed observe sport, the Indian staff shifted their focus to fielding drills below the watchful eyes of fielding coach R Sridhar.
“Today’s session kicked off with team drills and team competitions. It will activate the team. We began with the catching, direct hits, and throwing accurately to the bowler’s end which got them going. Direct hits are very important even though it is Test cricket,” defined Sridhar in a video shared by the BCCI.
“Then we moved on to a game, under-arm throwing — a very underestimated part of cricket. It included speed and agility and changing of direction for the boys,” he added.
“We had two teams with one comprising Virat, Rohit, and others. The other team was taken over by Ashwin and Pujara,” he mentioned.
“Eventually, Virat’s team took the competition with a 10-8 lead. However, Puji and Ashwin were convinced they won,” he mentioned in jest.
Two squads 🤜🤛
Fielding drills 🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 19, 2021
Earlier, Kohli, Pujara, and KL Rahul additionally hit the nets, as they tried to deal with the shifting ball.
The BCCI additionally shared snapshots of the staff’s bowlers with pacers Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin seen coaching exhausting forward of their warm-up sport.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 17, 2021
Earlier this week, explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and the staff’s throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani examined constructive for COVID-19.
Bowling coach Bharath Arun, reserve wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and India’s standby opener Abhimanyu Easwaran are the three members of the Indian contingent in UK who’ve been remoted.
All three have examined detrimental for the virus, however should comply with the UK Government’s Health Safety Protocol and keep in isolation.