Cheteshwar Pujara was caught playing behind the wheel during the intra-squad match at Southampton.© Twitter
The Indian team took to the pitch at Southampton on Friday as the players faced off in an intra-squad match to continue their preparation for the World Trial Championship final. The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) took to Twitter to share clips of the intra-team match. In the photos, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj were captured while playing bowling while Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill were clicked while playing the Ageas Bowl. “Snapshots from the first session of our simulated intra-team game here at Southampton,” the footage was captioned by BCCI on Twitter.
– BCCI (@BCCI) June 11, 2021
The Indian players arrived in England on June 3 and completed a three-day quarantine.
After completing the mandatory quarantine upon arrival in England, the players began training in small groups.
India, following the WTC final against New Zealand, will face England in a five-game test series.
While the Indian players, who last played competitive cricket in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), no longer have match training and will advance to the WTC final with just a few sessions of training to their credit.
On the other hand, their New Zealand opponents will go into top shock after making two practice matches against England.
The WTC final kicks off on June 18 and June 23 will be the reserve day. The International Cricket Council (ICC), in a press release, had earlier announced that in the event the match ended in a draw, both teams would be crowned the winners.
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