Placing behind the humbling at Headingley, Workforce India started their first coaching routine on the Oval in London for the penultimate Check of the Pataudi Trophy.
In photos coming from the bottom, skipper Virat Kohli was seen taking a run, whereas out-of-form vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin have been seen having a number of phrases with head coach Ravi Shastri forward of the nets session. KL Rahul and Kohli have been additionally seen batting within the nets.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and no.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara additionally made an look.
Though all these in-frame gamers will likely be underneath great stress within the fourth Check, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichadran Ashwin (if he performs) will discover themselves in a blinding highlight.
All eyes on Kohli, Rahane and Ashwin as India look to take the lead
Skipper Kohli scored his first half-century of the sequence within the final Check nevertheless it was nowhere close to a match-winning one. He is underneath scrutiny for his off-side dismissals, which can proceed unabated until he stands to his potential on Thursday.
Rahane’s kind has been dismal. Extra importantly, he bats ready which arguably has essentially the most backups within the present squad. Whereas most pundits need him to get dropped, he would possibly get a closing few, high-pressure, alternatives to make his case.
Lastly, in a totally reverse situation to Rahane, Ashwin is being touted because the silver bullet to all of India’s woes in England. If he performs, in what appears extremely attainable in mild of Ravindra Jadeja’s harm, he’ll be underneath the pump from to not solely carry out for the staff, but additionally for himself.
The fourth Check will kick off at 3:30 PM IST on Thursday, September 2.