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Team India Played An Intra-squad Game Ahead Of The WTC Final
By CricShots - Jun 11, 2021 7:11 pm
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On Friday, Team India finally took the field at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as the players competed with each other in an intra-squad match to continue their preparation for the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to share snippets of the intra-squad match.

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Mohammed Shami bowling during India’s intra-squad match

In the pictures shared by the BCCI, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj were captured bowling while Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill can be seen batting at The Ageas Bowl. Captioning the pictures in Twitter, BCCI wrote: “Snapshots from the first session of our intra-squad match simulation here in Southampton.”

Recently, BCCI also shared a couple of two videos of the “high intensity” training session of Team India, in the last two days. In the latest video, the Kohli-led team seems to have ticked all the boxes with players sweating it out on the field working hard on each and every skill required to be in the top-notch form before taking the field on June 18.

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Tweeting about these same, BCCI wrote: “Team India get into the groove for the WTC Final.”

Earlier on Thursday the BCCI tweeted, “We have had our first group training session and the intensity was high. Team India”s preparations are on in full swing for the WTC21 Final.”

Team India reached Southampton on June 3 and after that, every member of the touring contingent underwent three-day mandatory hard quarantine. At the Hampshire Bowl, the players had undergone tests again before commencing a period of managed isolation. Regular tests will be conducted during the period of isolation.

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Prior to departing for England, the Indian head coach Ravi Shastri had said that going ahead, the International Cricket Council (ICC) should look to make the final of the WTC a best-of-three contest.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand team is already in the UK for their bilateral series against England and the team will be joining from the ECB bio-secure environment into the WTC Final bubble on June 15 and will be undergoing tests prior to and post-arrival in Southampton.