With less than a month left in the opening match of the World Test Championship (WTC), India has opened Mayank Agarwal and comprehensively Ravindra Jadeja began preparations for the clash at the Southampton summit.
The WTC final, which is scheduled to be played on June 18 at the Ageas Bowl, will be a repeat of the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand. Both players shared photos in India’s new training shirt on Instagram on Thursday. “The preparation is going well and the excitement is building,” Agarwal said in his story.
The Karnataka and Punjab Kings batsman will compete for first place in England with Shubman Gil and Rohit Sharma in the ranks. During the Australian tour earlier this year, Agarwal was replaced by Gil at the top of the Sydney Test. He also did not take part in the next series of home tests against England.
However, Agarwal roared back to form in the Punjab Kings shirt, as he defeated the undefeated 99 against Delhi Capitals. In seven games for the Punjab crew, the right-hander scored 260 runs at an average of 43.33.
Judea, who had a great season with the Chennai Super Kings on the shelves recently IPL, shared a photo of the new training kit for the sports team of India.
Saurashtra’s strikes against Royal Challengers Bangalore were perhaps the most important moment in IPL 2021. He scored 62 of 28 balls against Harshal Patel, including a 37-run with five sixes and a limit.
While the inaugural WTC will be played from June 18-22 in Southampton, the England series will start in Nottingham (August 4-8) and will be followed by matches in Lord’s (August 12-16), Leeds (August 25-29), Oval (September 2-6) and Manchester (September 10-14).
The Indian camp, which is currently serving an eight-day hard quarantine in Mumbai, is expected to take off on June 2, after all playing and non-playing members return three negative RT-PCR results.
“Uridhiman and Prasid Krishna joined the balloon two days ago after fully recovering from COVID-19. Mumbaikars such as Virat, Rohit and coach Shastri have already joined the balloon,” a BCCI source confirmed to the PTI news agency.