IND vs AUS: On Thursday, the star-studded batting line-up was seen gearing up for the Australian bouncy pitches with the traditional tennis ball training after competing on the slow UAE tracks during the IPL. Most of the Indian players were kept busy by the IPL for the last two months, the white-ball training has taken a back-seat.
In contraction, When Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Shreyas Iyer went back to his 'First trial ball' during the practice session in Sydney, Australia. He was bowled on the very first ball. Iyer smiles after that delivery and jokingly says
"I wasn't ready, wapas daal!"
Earlier, some Indian cricketers like most stylish top-order batsmen KL Rahul and young Prithvi Shaw played a wide array of shots during a practice session in Sydney. KL Rahul facing the Pink-ball was an indicator that he is in line to be picked for the first Test. In another video, posted by the Delhi Capitals, Shreyas Iyer was seen batting in tandem with Shami and youngster Siraj.
"I wasn't ready, wapas daal!" 😝— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 18, 2020
When #SkipperShreyas went back to his 'First ball, trial ball' days 😉
Tag your gully cricket buddy who always used this rule 🏏#YehHaiNayiDilli @ShreyasIyer15 pic.twitter.com/IBFdkoxwbE
Indian Cricket Team is currently in Sydney for the upcoming limited over series against Australia. The tour will enhance from November 27 with the first ODI and Team India players have begun their training on the Australian hard surfaces and try to manipulate hard things on these seaming conditions in Australia.
The Indian cricket team is in Australia for three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests including Shreyas Iyer as he is an internal part of Team India in both T20Is and ODIs squads.
The first two matches of the ODI series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27 and 29, followed by a game in Canberra on December 2.
The historical pink-ball Test will be played under lights at Adelaide from December 17 to 21. The famous 'Boxing Day' Test from December 26 could also be held in Adelaide if the COVID -19 outbreak in Melbourne doesn't allow the authorities to host the game at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
ODI & T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur
Test Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj