Ind vs WI: Team India went through their training session on Friday.© Twitter
The Indian cricket team had its full comprehensive training in Ahmedabad on Friday ahead of the first ODI against the West Indies on February 6. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared photos on Twitter where players like Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Shardul Thakur and others were seen during their training sessions with big smiles on their faces. The BCCI shared the footage with a caption that said, “#TeamIndia begins preparations in Ahmedabad ahead of the ODI series against the West Indies. #INDvWI.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 4, 2022
The Indian team is aiming for redemption after losing the ODI series to South Africa 3-0. They were also defeated in the Test series 1-2, despite winning the opening game.
The ODI team will be led by regular skipper Rohit Sharma after recovering from injury. KL Rahul was the captain during India’s poor performance against the Proteas in ODIs.
All eyes are also expected to be on Kohli, who hasn’t scored a century in any format since 2019.
Kohli looked good in South Africa where he finished as the fifth highest points scorer in the series with 116 runs in three games at an average of 38.66.
However, India was rocked by a Covid outbreak in which four players – openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, middle-class batter Shreyas Iyer and net bowler Navdeep Saini – all tested positive.
Three support staff also tested Covid positive and went into isolation before the start of the West Indies series. Mayank Agarwal was then added to the India squad.
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