Watch: The preparation of the Indian team ahead of the Sri Lanka series
Ahead of the limited series against Sri Lanka, the cricketers of the Indian team are sweating in the nets. The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) took to social media to share a video of the team’s training session.
– BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2021
In the video, the Indian drummers were seen honing their batting skills. Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya were hitting bowlers all around the park. India‘s Bowling Brigade looked on a good beat while getting into the beat ahead of the series.
Head coach Rahul Dravid spent some time guiding the Indian drummers before heading to the India commissioning session. The boys practiced high holds near the border ropes with defensive trainer Abhay Sharma.
Recently, the Indian team also played an Intrasquad simulation game. The whole team was split into two teams – Dhawan XI and Bhuvi XI. The Dhawan XI hit first and scored 154 points for four wickets in 20 overs. Manish pandey scored 63 runs on 45 balls. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was the bowlers’ choice with 2 wickets. Bhuvi XI beaters chased the target in just 17 overs. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal’s 60-race stand as well as Suryakumar’s half-century sealed the deal for them.
Sri Lanka vs India kicks off on July 18
The limited series between India and Sri Lanka was scheduled to start on July 13. But since two members of the Sri Lankan camp tested positive, the series was postponed. The revised schedule suggests that the series will now begin from July 18.
On Sunday, reports from the remaining members came back negative. Therefore, Sri Lankan players will be allowed to start their training in the coming days. The series will most likely proceed according to the revised schedule.