Ahead of the two-game test series against New Zealand, which kicks off in Kanpur on November 25, the Indian test specialists will hold a four-day preparatory camp in Mumbai from Monday.
Several sources from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have confirmed that Sports star that players will train at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Bandra-Kurla complex from Monday.
Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prasidh Krishna, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharat and Jayant Yadav are expected to join the camp.
With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli not available for the first test, Rahane will lead the Indian team for the first test in Kanpur and BCCI sources have confirmed that Rahane has already trained at the BKC facility in the past few days.
“There hasn’t been much red ball cricket for a while and the idea was to ensure that players who are not part of the limited overs side receive quality preparation before they go to Kanpur for the practice match.” a BCCI official, aware of the development, said.
Contacted, sources from the Mumbai Cricket Association also confirmed the development of the field. “We were asked by the BCCI to organize the camp and we prepared the BKC facility for the training sessions,” said an MCA source.
The India-New Zealand series starts Wednesday with the first T20I in Jaipur.