The Indian team took right off to Australia following the end of a rigorous edition of the IPL. While Virat Kohli and the squad have to spend a quarantine period before the start of the series, they are making the time worthwhile with a test match simulation session keeping the highly coveted Border-Gavaskar series in mind.
Basking in the mild weather of Sydney, the team were all out for the session which is a quick change of pace considering they were part of a T20 tournament until last week. Skipper Virat Kohli shared a brief video of the session where he is seen facing deliveries from the likes of Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja.
The ace batsman looked in supreme touch as he middled the ball consistently with ease. “Love test cricket practice sessions,” Kohli captioned his post on social media.
Love test cricket practice sessions ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/XPNad3YapF
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 17, 2020
Kohli, however, will only partake in India’s first away pink ball test in Adelaide. He is slated to return back home and miss the remainder of the test series for the birth of his first child.
KL Rahul also shared a snippet of the test match simulation where was subjected to a barrage of short balls by Shami and co. The Kings XI Punjab skipper took the spinners on with thumping shots off Jadeja’s bowling and also a fancy reverse sweep off Kuldeep Yadav’s delivery. “Good to be back in blue,” wrote Rahul as the caption for the video.
Good to be back in blue 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/cCo8UecBWg
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) November 17, 2020
The wicket-keeper batsman became only the fourth batsman to win the Orange Cap in the IPL. Despite his best efforts and a late surge by the team, Kings XI Punjab missed out on a playoff berth for the sixth consecutive time.
Apart from the players, BCCI also took upon them to share a video of the outing. The minute-long video included Mohammad Shami and newcomer Mohammad Siraj bowling in tandem to the acclaimed Indian batting line-up.
India will defend their trophy in a four-match test series starting from December 17 after the completion of the limited-overs series.
The master and his apprentice
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2020