Team India have travelled with a jumbo squad for their Australia tour amid the quarantine rules in place due to COVID-19 outbreak. The Test players including the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin have already reached Australia and is currently busy in training while the limited-overs series progresses.
The Test specialists are currently working extra yards to get into the groove ahead of the all-important four-match Border-Gavaskar series. Meanwhile, India will be keen to defend the title they won when they last toured in 2018-19. Incidentally, it is also the first time they beat Australia in their den in red-ball cricket.
Ashwin imitates Cheteshwar Pujara
As the cricketers continue to train, recently Cheteshwar Pujara shared a clip from the gym session on his social media handle along with the other Test specialists like Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Hanuma Vihari, etc. Meanwhile, a Twitter user shared a clip from Pujara’s Instagram story, where Ashwin can be seen imitating Pujara during his workout session.
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Meanwhile, both Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara will be key for India in the Test series as skipper Virat Kohli will not feature in the last three matches. Pujara, who amassed500+ runs, the last time they toured Australia will have to be in his best form as India will look to cover Kohli’s absence.
Kohli’s Test deputy in Ajinkya Rahane is expected to captain India whereas Rohit Sharma will join the squad after the first two Tests only if deemed fit to travel Down Under. The four-match series gets underway from December 17 with the day-night Test.
Currently, India is involved in the second and penultimate ODI versus Australia in Sydney after losing the series opener at the same venue.