The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton, England from June 18-22. While New Zealand is playing a series of Test matches against England before the final match, Team India is playing an intra-squad match in Southampton.
After completing the Quarantine period, the Indian team practiced match for the first time on the ground of Southampton on Friday. During this practice match of Team India, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant appeared in excellent form. The BCCI has shared the video of the first day of the practice match, in which Pant is seen striking a brilliant stroke.
In the video shared by BCCI, captain Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane are seen batting. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Ishant Sharma and R Ashwin are seen in the bowling.
The difference of the video is from Pant’s shot. Pant is seen hitting a six on the spinner’s ball. After hitting a six, the way Pant accepted the greetings of his teammates by raising the bat, it is clear that he has completed half-century.
In this match, one team is being captained by Virat Kohli and the other team is being commanded by Ajinkya Rahane. Veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma is in the team captained by Ajinkya Rahane. Apart from this, Mohammed Shami is also in Rahane’s team. At the same time, players like Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara are included in Virat’s team.
Team India will have a lot of expectations from Pant
Team India will be in England for about 4 months. She will play the WTC final here and a five-match Test series against hosts England, starting on August 4. Team India’s performance in England also depends on the form of Rishabh Pant.
If Pant continues the form in the series against Australia and England, then the path of Team India will be easy. Pant played an important role in the victory of Team India in both these Test series.