The Rohit Sharma-led Indians first beat Leicestershire in the four-day warm-up match that began on Thursday. The warm-up will be an opportunity for the men in blue to acclimatize to the new state after a long time for the all-important fifth test. The series is in favor of the visitors, who lead 2-1 after defeating the hosts in the fourth test at Oval last year with 157 runs.
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Indian star players Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been added to the rival Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) squad. They will play under county captain Sam Evans.
“India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will all team up with the Leicestershire squad, with opening captain Sam Evans,” the English club said in a statement.
“LCCC, BCCI and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes side, to allow all members of the traveling party to participate in the match (depending on fitness).
“The match will be played with 13 players per side to provide additional flexibility and help manage the bowling work.”
Captain Rohit Sharma will lead India for their warm-up match against Leicestershire and in a rescheduled Test match against England, which starts on July 1 in Edgbaston.
India arrived in Leicestershire on Sunday, before completing their first training and net workout at the Uptonsteel County Ground on Monday.
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rihabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.
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