Cheteshwar Pujara, who has not performed aggressive cricket since March, had an intensive web session right here on Thursday and appeared snug dealing with the quick bowlers as he equipped for what guarantees to be a gruelling Check sequence towards Australia subsequent month.
Pujara batted each on the facet nets and the centre strip the place he confronted Ishan Porel, Kartik Tyagi, who’re with the workforce as web bowlers, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin.
The BCCI posted a brief video of Pujara’s web session on social media.
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The Indian workforce is allowed to coach in its 14-day quarantine, having arrived right here final week. The ODI and T20 sequence begins November 27 and will probably be adopted by a four-match Check sequence, beginning with a day-nighter from December 17 in Adelaide.
Whereas most India gamers competed within the IPL, Check regulars Pujara and Hanuma Vihari joined the nationwide workforce bubble within the UAE earlier than reaching Australia.
Pujara, who final performed the Ranji Trophy closing, was instrumental in India’s historic win over Australia two years in the past and his position at quantity three will probably be of immense worth, particularly after Virat Kohli‘s departure following the primary Check at Adelaide Oval.
Kohli can be heading house to be there for the start for his first youngster.
Throwdown specilaist Raghu checks in:
India’s throwdown specialist Raghu, who couldn’t fly with the opposite assist workers as he examined constructive for COVID-19 again house, has landed right here and is present process his quarantine earlier than becoming a member of the workforce.
“He has to endure a 14-day quarantine as per the native authorities pointers. After that, he’ll be part of the workforce,” stated a BCCI supply.