In Pictures: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma lead the way as India hit the nets in Durham


Workforce India hit the nets at Durham County Cricket Membership on Saturday forward of the all-important five-Check collection in opposition to England.

The BCCI shared some gorgeous snapshots from the coaching session, the place skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul could be seen sweating it out in full gear. Additionally placing within the onerous yards within the submit are 4 frontline bowlers – Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.

You may see the photographs right here:

The Indian gamers assembled in Durham a few days in the past after a two-week-long break. They now have simply over two days to arrange for a three-day observe match in opposition to a County Choose XI which is able to begin on Tuesday.

Whereas Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara can be on the vanguard of India’s quest to win the Pataudi Trophy, KL Rahul is most probably to sit down out the primary few video games. Nonetheless, latter is anticipated to maintain wickets within the observe sport.

In the meantime, Ravichandran Ashwin is for certain to begin within the first Check – his place bolstered after a superb show for Surrey this week – however the identical can’t be mentioned concerning the different in-frame bowlers.

Calls have solely grown louder to incorporate Mohammed Siraj within the tempo assault after India’s defeat within the World Check Championship ultimate. It is going to be fascinating to see which participant makes manner for him, ought to he get the nod.

One of many key bowlers lacking from the submit is Jasprit Bumrah. The speedster had a forgettable outing at Southampton and all eyes can be on him as he appears to be like to regain his contact in opposition to England.

Full schedule of India-England Check collection

The Check collection is essential for each India and England, not just for its historic significance but additionally as a result of it is going to kick off the second WTC cycle. Virat Kohli and Joe Root can be keen to place the earlier version behind them and start on a profitable word right here.

First Check: August 4-8, Nottingham – 3:30 PM IST

Second Check: August 12-16, Lord’s – 3:30 PM IST

Third Check: August 25-29, Leeds – 3:30 PM IST

Fourth Check: September 2-6, The Oval – 3:30 PM IST

Fifth Check: September 10-14, Manchester – 3:30 PM IST


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