The Indians got off to a shaky start in their four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire on Thursday. After the visitors opted to strike, openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started cautiously. The ball was moving quite a bit in the first session at Leicester. Gil, however, then hit positively as he hit four limits to quickly break the 20-point mark. However, the tall Indian lad nicked one of 26-year-old fast bowler Will Davis and was caught by Rishabh Pant.
Watch: Shubman Gill is the first drummer to fall
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The warm-up will be an opportunity for the Men in Blue to acclimatize to the new condition.
Indian star players Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been added to rival Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC). They will play under County captain Sam Evans.
“Indian superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will all team up with the Leicestershire side, led by opening batsman Sam Evans,” the English club said in a statement.
“LCCC, BCCI and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes squad, in order to allow all members of the traveling group to participate in the match (subject to conditions physical).
“The match will be played with 13 players per side to provide more flexibility and help manage bowling workloads.”
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.
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