The Indian squad is presently playing a four-day practice match against the English county Leicestershire, ahead of the Test match against England starting on July 1. India conclude to bat first after winning the toss on the first day, Team India scored 246 runs for the loss of 8 wickets at the end of day 1. youthful wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat has Smashed the topmost unbeaten 70 runs.
Star players like captain Rohit Sharma( 25 runs), former captain Virat Kohli( 33 runs), Hanuma Vihari( 3 runs), Shreyas Iyer( 0), and Ravindra Jadeja( 13 runs) could not show the resilience against the bowling of Leicestershire. For Leicestershire, emerging young fast bowler Roman Walker took five wickets for just 24 runs.
Four wickets fell at the score of 55 runs
The Indian fur line, adorned with star batsmen, was seen to be faltering from the morning. India’s four leading batsmen had replaced in the pavilion till the party scored 55 runs. Team India got the first blow in the form of Shubman Gill( 21). Will Davis took the good catch to dismiss the Shubman Gill. Captain Rohit Sharma was out after that.
Hanuma Vihari, who came to the middle at number- 3, came to another victim of Walker by scoring 3 runs. Shreyas Iyer, who was in quest of form from IPL itself, could not indeed open the account. He was dismissed by the Prasidha Krishna. Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also failed to contribute. Jadeja got out LBW off Walker for 13 runs.
After losing five wickets for 81 runs, the Indian team was in trouble of being all out for 125- 150 runs. Also, KS Bharat maundered well and took the company to a respectable score. Bharat added 64 runs in the eighth wicket partnership with Umesh Yadav( 23 runs). Davis took his wicket. Before him, Bharat and Mohammed Shami( 18 runs) have added 32 not out for the ninth wicket so far.
Four Indian players are playing in Lister’s team so that further and further players of Team India can get the practice of England’s condition. These include fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidha Krishna, incremental from batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Prasidh Krishna took a wicket( Shreyas Iyer) on the first day’s play.