Leicestershire Foxes have introduced that 4 Indian star cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will play for the hosts within the four-day warm-up match in opposition to Rohit Sharma and Co. The essential warm-up conflict will likely be a tune-up for the Indian workforce forward of the postponed Check match in opposition to England which will likely be performed on July 1 at Edgbaston.
The inclusion of 4 Indian gamers in Leicestershire will permit all members of the Indian workforce to get enough match observe earlier than the England conflict.
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The match will likely be performed with 13 gamers per facet to offer additional flexibility and assist handle bowling workloads.
“Leicestershire CCC will welcome members from the India touring celebration into their facet for tomorrow’s four-day tour match at Uptonsteel County Floor. India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will all workforce up with the Leicestershire squad, captained by opening batsman Sam Evans. LCCC, BCCI and the ECB have all agreed to permit the 4 gamers from the visiting camp to be a part of the Working Foxes facet, with a view to permit all members of the travelling celebration to take part within the fixture (topic to health),” the LCCC stated in a press release.
Aside from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh, the opposite gamers within the LCCC are — Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker.
India presently lead the sequence 2-1 because the final match was postponed after a number of COVID instances surfaced within the guests’ camp.
On Wednesday, skipper Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur amongst others practised for over two hours on the Uptonsteel County Floor in Leicester.
India’s selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjeet Singh as the web bowlers for the tour. The primary two named are with the squad already whereas the departure of Singh is believed to have been delayed.
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.
(With Company Inputs)