India have touched down in England and it's mission World Cup from now on. Virat Kohli and co have begun their training as India gear up for their first warm-up match against New Zealand on May 25 at Kennington Oval, London.
However, Yuzvendra Chahal is back on the long-awaited ChahalTV and the leg-spinner has revealed how the players warm-up before hitting the nets. The players were seen playing a game of 'footy' in which, his 'team' won! The leggie also described a game known as 'deep snatching'. Take a look.
Rohit tries the steady hand
Team India's deputy Rohit Sharma is known to be quite steady, agile and dexterous on the field, but here's a challenge for the opener which may prove to be a little too tough for him. The BCCI uploaded a video of the explosive batsman trying a hand at the steady hand challenge. Does he make it or does not? Take a look.
India face New Zealand in warm-up clash
Armed with pedigree, personnel and form, favourites India will look to hit the ground running when they face New Zealand in their opening warm-up game of the World Cup here Saturday.
However, with India yet to clear the haze of confusion over the number four position, it will be much more than a ritual of allowing one top-order
batsman after another -- behemoths in their own right -- a hit in the middle.
The outing at the Kennington Oval will go beyond experimenting with their highly skilled bowling attack, and quite a bit of focus will be on K L Rahul and Vijay Shankar, contenders for the number four slot.
Dubbed the most challenging World Cup ever owing to a format that is a throwback to the 1992 edition, Virat Kohli's team still arrived at the United Kingdom confident of adding to its two titles in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) showpiece event.
India won the tournament in 1983 and 2011.
Kohli's men, second behind England in the one-day international rankings, will start the tournament among the favourites alongside the host nation and defending champions Australia.