Team India has arrived in Durham for the practice match which will be played behind closed doors.
The Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) shared a photo of the team’s warm-up on Friday.
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Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad that also includes recent Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India in 2016.
“The team was selected after consulting with top class countries on player availability and to offer some of the high potential talent from across the country the opportunity to compete against the finalists in the World Trials Championship. the ICC, “the ECB said in a statement. official statement.
County players will bridge the gap in a team environment and undergo the COVID-19 test before being allowed to play in the game.
Team India will use Emirates Riverside as their home base for their preparations this summer. The three-day match against a County Select will take place on July 20.
Speaking to the media at a virtual press conference at the end of the World Trials Championship final against New Zealand, Kohli said his team wanted top-class matches ahead of the series against New Zealand. England, but it was not given to them.
“Well, it’s not up to us. We obviously wanted top-class games, which I believe weren’t given to us. I don’t know what the reasons are. But yeah, other than that I think our preparation time will be enough to get us ready for the first Test, ”Kohli said.
Additionally, Indian opener Shubman Gill has been ruled out for eight weeks after sustaining a shin injury following the last meeting at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.