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Team India Has Been Practicing Hard Ahead Of The Chennai Test
By CricShots - Feb 12, 2021 3:06 pm
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Team India has been preparing pretty hard ahead of the second Test against England during a training session in Chennai. Captain Virat Kohli, his deputy Ajinkya Rahane, all-rounder Axar Patel and opening batsman Shubman Gill among others were seen in action. While Kohli batted in the nets, Axar was seen bowling to his captain.

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Team India practicing ahead of Chennai Test

Rahane and Gill had net sessions, too, while the formerly practiced slip-catching as well as takes in the outfield. Washington Sundar also rolled his arm over, and coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli were seen addressing the team huddle at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Axar was seen coming back to the practice session after missing the first Test due to pain in his left knee. He was seen getting through his delivery strides without much discomfort and also enjoyed a hit with the bat. The second Test is scheduled to be commencing on Saturday in Chennai and India will aim to level the series after conceding a heavy 227-run defeat to the visitors in the first Test.

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This Test will also see fans making a comeback to the stadium in India for the first time in an international game since the coronavirus-forced lockdowns last year.

The MA Chidambaram Stadium will be allowed to witness the entry of fans up to 50 percent seating capacity for the Test after the first Test was played behind closed doors. 

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England will miss the services of wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler, who has been rested from the last three Tests. However, Buttler will be rejoining the England team for the T20I series as England named the squad for the five-match rubber on Thursday.