Jadeja warming up: As the days to WTC final edges closer, the anticipation and excitement for it grows. Recently it was Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja who posted a few pictures of him bowling at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
“First outing in Southampton #feelthevibe #india,” is what the caption said.
Team India arrived in England on June 3rd after serving a 14 day quarantine in Mumbai. The players were not allowed to meet each other for three days in Southampton as per COVID-19 protocols as well. However, Virat Kohli and his men are now back on the pitch training, as they look to claim the first ever WTC Title.
Meanwhile, New Zealand are currently contesting against hosts England in the first Test of the two-match series.
The Kiwis might have the edge considering that they will much more aware of the conditions and will have the right amount of “match practice” before the much awaited finals.
The second Test between New Zealand and England will take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham from June 10.
The WTC Final will take place from June 18 to 22, with an optional sixth day as well if the need to determine a result arises. The Indian cricket team have a long English summer ahead, as they then take on England for a five match Test series starting August 4.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed. Shami, Mohammed. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla