Watch: Rohit, Shubman begin practice at new training base ahead of England Test | Cricket

Indian all-format skipper Rohit Sharma kicked off his training on Monday with the first training session in Leicestershire ahead of the one-off fifth test in England, which starts on July 1. The Indian team has moved its training base from London to Leicestershire, where the visitors will play a tour match against the county side from 24-27 June at Grace Road. Rohit scored 368 runs, including a hundred in the first four test matches. (Read also | ‘No statement. It went bad when…’: Harbhajan refuses to predict IND vs PAK T20WC match

In a video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Instagram, Rohit and his opening partner Shubman Gill were seen fiddling with the bat in the netting session.

“#TeamIndia openers captain @rohitsharma45 and @shubmangill join the groove on day 1 of our netting session,” the BCCI wrote alongside the video.

Photos shared by the BCCI also showed all-rounder Kamlesh Nagarkoti training alongside Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah, suggesting the young fast player could have been included on the side as a net bowler. “Hello from Leicester and our week-long training base will be @leicsccc #TeamIndia,” the BCCI wrote on Twitter alongside the photos.

India and England are trying to complete their unfinished five-game streak, which India led 2-1. As Rohit returns after being rested for the T20 Internationals against South Africa, testing specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has also been given a callback to the 17-man squad for his outstanding performance for Sussex in County Championship.

Under Rohit, India will play at full strength in the crucial test match against England, which was scheduled for last September at Old Trafford but was postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Indian camp. Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will also be seen in action after missing the home assignment against South Africa.

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer also join the test team, making a switch from the T20I format. “We will be happy to win the test that we are going to play in England and from a personal point of view I would like to contribute more to the team with the bat,” Pant said in the presentation after the game in South Africa. ended in a 2-2 draw.

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