Indian cricket team practice for World Test Championship at Oval
India will take on Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship at The Oval from June 7 onwards. Ahead of the clash team India was seen practising for the WTC final clash.
Team India did the warmup pratice at the Oval and also conducted fielding drills where key players Kohli, Pujara and Rahane participated. Wicket-keeper KS Bharath, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane did slip fielding pratice as swinging conditions are the primary element in England grounds.
After the fielding drills the Indian team hit the nets for batting practice. Rohit Sharma along with Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan and Umesh Yadav did batting pratice on four different pitches. Ravindra Jadeja also did fielding and batting practice to prepare for the final. Mohammad Shami seemed to be in invincible form knocking down the wicket of Subhuman Gill.
Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Vikram Doraiswami, said:
"For every Indian the Indian cricket team is an institution that binds the whole nation together. We are all very proud of our team. We have invested them in every moment they are on the field. So, as a High Commission, we are proud of any team from our country. This is the final of the WTC and we really came out to see them practise and we are really happy to see them."