The Indian players are sweating it out in the gym with some conditioning work ahead of their World Test Championship (WTC) Final clash against New Zealand, starting from June 18 in Southampton.
Virat Kohli and his men defeated Australia (2-1) away and England (3-1) on home soil to book their place in the final against the Kane Williamson-led Blackcaps. The BCCI posted a video of the Indian players hitting the gym hard.
The likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Agarwal among others can be seen sweating it out in a sanitized training arena ahead of the marquee clash against the Kiwis.
After the WTC final, Team India will play a five-match Test series against England, starting August 4. Trent Bridge (Nottingham), The Lord’s (London), Headingley (Leeds), The Oval (London) and Old Trafford (Manchester) will serve as venues for the five Tests.
Team India’s squad for the WTC final and the England series:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla