T20 WC: Watch: Team India Enjoys Day Off By Playing Beach Volleyball
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 29, 2021 9:05 pm
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Team India had a day off on Friday ahead of their next match in the T20 World Cup 2021 against New Zealand on Sunday. Team India enjoyed their day off while playing a completely different sport to take some time off cricket.

Indian players were seen playing beach volleyball in Dubai as a time off from cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the video on their social media platform where the Indian cricketers were playing volleyball.

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While sharing the video, BCCI captioned “A game of beach volleyball as #TeamIndia unwinds in their day off!”

Watch the video here;

On the tournament’s front, Team India lost their campaign opener to Pakistan in Dubai. Pakistan team thrashed India in all departments and registered a comprehensive victory by 10 wickets. This was their first-ever win over India in a World Cup game.

Now, India will lock horns against New Zealand, who also faced Pakistan in their opening game and lost by 5 wickets. Thus, this match between India and New Zealand is very vital in the context of the tournament. The winner is likely to hold on to a semi-final spot while the loser will find it tough to finish in the top two.

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India are sweating on the fitness of all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who injured his shoulder in the first game and also hasn’t been bowling due to a recurring back issue that has plagued him since 2018.

Pandya bowled in the nets on Wednesday for a short span of time but it remains unclear as to whether he will be able to roll his arm over in the upcoming match or not. The 28-year-old has bowled just 19 overs so far in 2021 and last bowled for Team India on the tour of Sri Lanka in July.

Shardul Thakur is a like for like replacement who can come in place of Pandya against New Zealand.