India vs Leicestershire: Team India will be in the field after three months today (June 23) with the red ball. The Indian team will face English county club Leicestershire at the Grace Road Stadium in Leicester. This four-day practice match will start from 3 pm today. In this match, four players of the Indian team will be in the field against their own team.
Actually, just a day before the match, Leicestershire has announced their squad. In this, the club has made Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, famous Krishna and Cheteshwar Pujara a part of its squad. These four players will face the Indian team under the leadership of Leicestershire captain Sam Evans.
Here is the squad of both the teams:
Team India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire: Sam Evans (Captain), Rihan Ahmed, Sam Bates (Wk), Nat Bowle, Will Davis, Joy Evison, Lewis Kimber, Abhi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Pranand Krishna.
Test match will get best-11
The Indian team has to play a Test match against England from July 1. Before that, this practice match will not only help India to adapt to this format of red-ball cricket, along with it will also help the team management to find their best-11. A total of 15 Indian players will be part of this practice match after four players from India play for Leicestershire. 11 out of these 15 players will land against England at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
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