There will be an uproar in Melbourne, Team India is sweating
Coaches and captains worry deeply
The second Test match is captained by Ajinkya Rahane. Many times in the field, the coach and the captain were seen guiding. The Indian cricket team took part in a wrestling-like drill on Thursday in which two players were trying to beat each other. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja first reached the net for the training session and took part in the fitness test. Jadeja during this time took the bat in his hand and ran between the wickets.
The second match will be held in Melbourne
The second Test is to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here from 26 December. Apart from taking 213 wickets in 49 Tests for India, Jadeja, who scored 1869, did not play in the last two T20 matches and the first Test due to head injury and leg muscle injury during the first T20 International.
KL Rahul-Pant shed sweat
Fast bowler T Natarajan impressed while bowling on the net and was able to consistently bowl over the captains of captain Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Lokesh Rahul, a strong contender for a place in the final XI of the second Test against Australia, spent a long time on the net while Rishabh Pant also sweated.
Bowling coach is also present
After the warm-up, when the players were busy in net practice, the think tank of head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and batting coach Vikram Rathore were seen exchanging practice notes. He had a lengthy discussion with Rahane who would lead the team in the remaining three Tests in the absence of Virat Kohli.
Bumrah ready to shower on kangaroos
Jasprit Bumrah, the most prominent player of the Indian camp, also sweated the nets. Shastri was seen talking to Rahul after the net session. Struggling in poor form, Prithvi Shaw also practiced batting against bowlers like Chaimman bowler Kuldeep Yadav at the net.
Team India is trailing 0-1 in the series
Under the guidance of head coach Justin Langer, Australia’s star batsmen such as Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschen also took part in the net session at the MCG. Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Suraj Randiv bowled him. The Indian team is trailing 0–1 in the four-match series after an eight-wicket defeat in the first day-night Test in Adelaide.