After a narrow loss to England in the 1st Test at Birmingham, the Indian cricket team gear up for the second Test at Lord's and will hope to walk away with a win in the 'Mecca of Cricket'. Captain Virat Kohli and bowlers were seen in net sessions on Tuesday.
The Indian captain, who scored his 22nd Test century at Birmingham, became the No.1 ranked Test batsman, ending Steve Smith 32-month reign. The Australian is currently serving a ban which was imposed by Cricket Australia.
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The BCCI's official handle took to Twitter to show a glimpse of the Indian captain at a net session. Their caption wrote,'#TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli gearing up for the 2nd Test match at @HomeOfCricket.'
The bowlers were also in practice as coach Ravi Shastri instructed his players. Take a look.
Jasprit Bumrah was also seen in practice. The seamer has been ruled out of the Lord's Test as he is still recovering from a thumb injury. The team management are in no rush to bring in the seamer.
"Jasprit Bumrah is bowling fit right now but I think it's too early to put him into a game-like situation because, I think, he needs to come out of the band-aid/plaster on his hand. For the second Test, he is out of contention," confirmed Bharat Arun, India's bowling coach on Tuesday.
A loss at Birmingham has raised questions over Kohli's abilities as captain as the major shock came in when the India playing XI did not consist of Cheteshwar Puajara.
The team manegment has recieved plenty of flak from former cricketers and experts.
Team India have a chance to pull back a win at Lord's as England have not won a Test match at the 'Mecca of Cricket' for the past 7 years against an Asian nation.
With Ben Stokes out of the squad due to a court hearing, England have made two changes to their squad as Chis Woakes fills in for the all-rounder, whereas Surrey's middle-order batsman Ollie Pope comes in for Dawid Malan.
As India normally do, they will announce their playing XI at after the toss at Lord's.