India cricket team players finished their two-day practice match in Barbados ahead of the first test against the West Indies
India Cricket Team: Rohit Sharma & Co showed kindness and humility by signing autographs and posing for selfies for local players and fans in Barbados after their two-day practice game. In the video shared by BCCI, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ruturaj Gaikwad happily signed some autographs and interacted with local players. Ashwin was seen sharing some tips for side effects with a local Barbados player.
In a beautiful gesture, Mohammed Siraj also presented a bat and a pair of shoes to one of the local players. Siraj said that it was his way of expressing his appreciation as the local players helped him and the Indian team a lot during the practice game.
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IND vs WI: Practice match ends as attention shifts to first test for India cricket team
With the practice match done and dusted off, India will now prepare for the first Test from July 12. The two-match Test series against the West Indies will be the first for Rohit Sharma & Co in the new World Test Championship (WTC). cycle. This will be a slightly new team with the addition of some of the new players in the form of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Mukesh Kumar.
Without Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohammed Shami, the young players have a chance to claim a claim as a permanent member of the Test squad.
In the two-day practice game, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal hit a half-century.
Interestingly, Jaiswal started for the India captain, fueling speculation that he could make a Test debut as opening batsman in place of Shubman Gill. Veterans Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane failed to get going. While Kohli was out once again facing a wide delivery, Rahane was out for one in the first innings of Unadkat.
Speaking of playing XI for the first Test, India is likely to field two spinners in the form of Jadeja and Ashwin on a dry Dominica surface in addition to playing three pacers in Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Unadkat.
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