ICC WTC Final: Team India involved in four day intra squad practice match at Ageas Bowl

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Mohammed Shami in action during the four day intra squad practice match. Image: BCCI

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Indian team was involved in a four day intra squad match simulation practice from Friday. The intra squad match was planned so as to get some much needed match practice ahead of ICC WTC Final against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand. This is the only practice match that Kohli and his boys will be involved in before the WTC Final. The intra squad match was played at the practice ground with no spectators being allowed. The BCCI in its official twitter handle shared a few pics from the intra squad practice match.

📸📸 Snapshots from the first session of our intra-squad match simulation here in Southampton.#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/FjtKUghnDH

— BCCI (@BCCI) June 11, 2021

The main bowlers were kept in one team whereas the batsmen on the other side. Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Ishant Sharma had a decent practice with the Dukes balls.  Both Shami and Siraj have a fair chance of being picked for the ICC WTC Final with the bowler from Hyderabad preferred over Ishant Sharma.

The batsmen followed their batting order in test matches with Rohit and Gill opening the batting. Pujara walked in to bat ahead of Virat Kohli. It was heartening to see Wriddhiman Saha keeping wickets since recovering from COVID-19.

Both India and New Zealand will lock horns in the final of ICC WTC Final which starts at Ageas Bowl from June 18

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