Four Indian cricketers – Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will represent Leicestershire under county skipper Sam Evans during their four-day practice match, beginning in Leicester on Thursday (June 23). The special pre-match arrangement between BCCI, ECB and the Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) has been done to ensure that all members of India`s touring party get adequate match practice.
The match will be played with 13 players per side to provide further flexibility and help manage bowling workloads. “Leicestershire CCC will welcome members from the India touring party into their side for tomorrow`s four-day tour match at Uptonsteel County Ground. India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will all team up with the Leicestershire squad, captained by opening batsman Sam Evans. LCCC, BCCI and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes side, in order to allow all members of the travelling party to participate in the fixture (subject to fitness),” the LCCC said in a statement.
Apart from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh, the other players in the LCCC are — Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker. It will be the only warm-up game for the Indian team before the July 1-5 Edgbaston Test against England, which is the postponed fifth game of the series of last year. 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 among others practised for over two hours at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that Ravichandran Ashwin, who missed the flight earlier due to COVID-19 positive result, is on his way to England, a Cricbuzz report said. India’s selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjeet Singh as the net bowlers for the tour. The first two named are with the squad already while 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.
When will the India vs Leicestershire warm-up match be played?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will be played from June 23 to 26.
Where will the India vs Leicestershire warm-up match be played?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will be played at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.
What time will the India vs Leicestershire warm-up match start?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will start at 3:00 PM IST.
How can I watch the India vs Leicestershire warm-up match?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will not be available on TV channels.
How can I follow the live streaming of the India vs Leicestershire warm-up match?
The India vs Leicestershire warm-up match will be streamed live on Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s YouTube channel.
(with IANS inputs)
Source: Zee News