1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Sports News
  4. Cricket News
  5. World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli-led Indian team reaches England for WC

World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli-led Indian team reaches England for WC

The Indian team reached England for World Cup 2019, and will be in action on May 25 for the first warm-up game against New Zealand.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 23, 2019 13:50 IST
Representative News Image
Image Source : TWITTER

Virat Kohli posted the team photo on his social media account after arrival at England.

The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli reached England for the World Cup 2019. The side will be in action on May 25 when India takes on New Zealand in the first warm-up game of the tournament.

England will take on South Africa in the opening game of the World Cup on May 30.

This will be Virat Kohli's first World Cup as the captain of the side. The Delhi-born batsman lifted the World Cup in 2011, and took part in the 2015 edition as well, when the side reached the semifinal.

India will play two warm-up games before the tournament, with the second being against sub-continent rivals Bangladesh on May 28. On June 5, India will play their first game of the World Cup against South Africa.

India has won two World Cup tournaments, in 1983 and 2011. The team goes into the tournament as one of the favourites, alongside the likes of England and Australia.

Earlier, in the pre-departure press conference, coach Ravi Shastri stated that the team can bring the world cup home if they play to "their potential."

"Jet set World Cup," wrote vice-captain Rohit Sharma in an Instagram post in which he was seen posing with a fit-again Kedar Jadhav and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

While Jadhav shared photos of himself posing like his favourite actor Salman Khan on his Instagram account, all-rounder Hardik Pandya wrote, "On the go, England, we're coming" on one of his also photos. 

Opener Shikhar Dhawan shared a video seen of himself, in which he was seen singing a song as he knocked on pacer Jasprit Bumrah's door asking him to come out.

"Can you guys guess how Jassi will save my life?" Dhawan wrote in the post. Bumrah replied, "Especially after a long flight."

In another post, Sharma asked Dinesh Karthik to wear his uniform properly, tongue perfectly-in-cheek.

Skipper Kohli posted a team photo, as did many others.

Write a comment

Yoga Day 2019

Live Scorecard