India gears up for their delayed fifth Test against England at the Uptonsteel County Ground of the Leicestershire County Cricket Club. The venue is not a venue to host international men’s cricket at the highest level and therefore it is a rare opportunity for the club to host the array of stars such as Indian captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and so on who are currently on being training. over there.
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The club posted videos of India’s training on Tuesday, including former captain Kohli giving a team talk.
Kohli captained the team when the five-game Test series against England was originally held in 2021. However, the fifth Test of the series, which led India 2-1, at Old Trafford could not be played due to a Covid-19 outbreak. fallen in the visitor’s camp.
A lot has changed for both teams since the series was postponed last year. Kohli stepped down as India captain earlier this year and Rohit Sharma took over. All-rounder Ben Stokes, meanwhile, has taken over as England captain after Joe Root was sacked.
Both sides also have new head coaches. While Ravi Shastri stepped down last year and Rahul Dravid took over from India, Brendon McCullum was appointed England Test coach after Chris Silverwood was sacked last month.
There will be a number of notable members missing from the test, including key KL Rahul who has an injury, and possibly Ravichandran Ashwin, who was revealed to have contracted Covid-19 and will be in a race against time to get into the test match. to play starts on July 1.
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