The Indian team received a warm reception on the field for the warm-up game against Leicestershire in the form of bhangra and dhol beats.
India vs Leicestershire (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Indian team is back in England to try and win the Test series
- India has scored 90 runs for the loss of five wickets at the lunch break
- Four Indian stars are part of the Leicestershire squad
The Indian team received an interesting reception ahead of their practice game against Leicestershire on Thursday as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were welcomed on to the field with Bhangra and Dhol.
India is back on English shores as they try to win the Test series against England. The visitors had a 2-1 lead before the tour was halted due to a COVID outbreak in the Indian squad. The rescheduled Test will be played from 1st July at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
As part of the preparations, the Indian team are currently playing Leicestershire in a warm-up game. The start to proceedings was interesting as the players were brought on to the field to the tune of bhnagra and dhol beats. Dancers wearing traditional Punjabi dress welcomed the stars on to the field.
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The Indian team is currently batting first in the four-day warm-up game. The visitors have lost five wickets already with 90 runs on the board. Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja were the batsmen dismissed as the players have now taken a break for lunch.
The Indian captain is currently the top scorer for India with 25 runs from 47 balls. Virat Kohli and KS Bharat are at the crease for the visitors at the moment. Kohli has scored nine runs off 32 balls while Bharat has six runs from 16 balls.
Indian stars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Prasidh Krishna and Jasprit Bumrah were earlier added to the Leicestershire squad, where they’re playing under the captaincy of Sam Evans.
Krishna was able to get the wicket of Iyer after the Indian batter offered an easy catch to Pant. The Indian pacer bowled six overs and conceded 15 runs. Bumrah bowled five overs and conceded 20 runs without picking a wicket.
The chief destroyer of India was Roman Walker, who picked up three wickets for 12 runs in six overs.