IND vs LEI: Rohit, Kohli and Co.’s form hit, when and where to watch the match
Four Indian cricketers – Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and famous Krishna – will represent Leicestershire under county captain Sam Evans during their four-day warm-up match starting in Leicester on Thursday (June 23). Special pre-match arrangements have been made between BCCI, ECB and Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) to ensure that all members of India’s touring party get adequate match practice.
Matches will be played with 13 players per side to provide more flexibility and help manage the bowling workload. “Leicestershire CCC will welcome party members traveling to India for a four-day tour match to be held at Uptonsteel County Ground tomorrow. India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and the famous Krishna will all join the Leicestershire squad, which will be captained by opener Sam Evans. The LCCC, BCCI and ECB have all agreed to allow up to four players from the guest camp to be part of the Running Fox team, to allow all members of the traveling team to participate in fixtures (subject to fitness) . LCCC said in a statement.
Apart from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Famous, the other players in LCCC are – Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (WK), Nat Bolly, Will Davis, Joy Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker. It will be the only warm-up game for the Indian team ahead of the July 1-5 Edgbaston Test against England, the fifth match of last year’s series postponed. India lead the series 2-1.
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On Wednesday, skipper Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur practiced for over two hours at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.
Meanwhile, it is learned that Ravichandran Ashwin, who earlier missed the flight due to the COVID-19 positive result, is heading for England, a Cricbuzz report said. The India selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjit Singh as the net bowlers for the tour. The first two named are already with the squad, while Singh’s departure 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, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), net bowly, Will Davis, Joy Evison, Lewis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Pranbhav Krishna.
When will India vs Leicestershire practice match be played?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will be played from 23 to 26 June.
Where will the India vs Leicestershire practice match be played?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will be played at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.
What time will India vs Leicestershire practice match start?
India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will start at 3:00 PM IST.
How can I watch India vs Leicestershire practice match?
India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will not be available on TV channels.
How can I follow the live streaming of India vs Leicestershire practice match?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will be streamed live on the Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s YouTube channel.
(with IANS inputs)