On the England tour, Team India is playing a four-day warm-up match against the county team Leicestershire. In this match, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Cheteshwar Pujara and the famous Krishna are playing for the county team. This is happening for the first time that Rohit Sharma and Bumrah are playing for different teams. Apart from Team India, both also play for Mumbai Indians in IPL. At the same time, Virat Kohli and Bumrah are face to face here after IPL.
India won the toss and decided to bat first. Team India’s batting has not been good. The team has lost 5 wickets within 100 runs. Shubman Gill (21) and Rohit Sharma (25) gave India a quick start. After this, India lost three wickets early. Hanuma Vihari failed to make an impact and was dismissed for 3 runs.
Shreyas Iyer also could not open the account and Ravindra Jadeja was also dismissed after scoring 13 runs. Iyer was dismissed by Krishna. This will be the only practice match for Team India before the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston from July 1. The fifth Test was postponed last year due to the case of COVID in the Indian team.
Team India is leading 2-1 in the series. The team has not played a Test match since March, when they defeated Sri Lanka 2–0. Barring Pujara and Shubman Gill, none of the Indian players has played Test cricket in recent times. Some other players, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Bumrah, were rested in the 5-match series against South Africa after IPL 2022.
Let us tell you that the captain and coach of both India and England teams have changed. Last year, Virat Kohli was the captain of Team India and Ravi Shastri was the coach. Now the command of the team is in the hands of Rohit Sharma. There is Rahul Dravid in the role of coach. The command of the England team is in the hands of Ben Stokes. The coach is Brendon McCullum. Last year, Joe Root was the captain and Chris Silverwood was the coach.