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After unfortunately missing out on the rescheduled fifth Test match against England due to Covid-19, Rohit Sharma is all set to play for India. The Indian skipper has recovered from covid and is out of isolation. He was supposed to lead the Indian side in the ongoing Test match against England, but the star batter was forced to withdraw due to the virus.
He has now begun the preparations for the upcoming white-ball matches of India’s tour of England. Rohit was spotted during a net session ahead of the white-ball series against England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) uploaded a video of Rohit practising against a white ball on Twitter.
The right-handed batter can be seen facing Ravichandran Ashwin and other bowlers in the 45-second video. Throughout the practice, Rohit appeared to be quite attentive and played each ball to its merit. The video has done rounds on the internet since it was uploaded.
“@ImRo45 – out and about in the nets! Gearing up for some white-ball cricket,” read the caption of the tweet.
.@ImRo45 – out and about in the nets! 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 4, 2022
India and England will compete in three T20I matches followed by as many ODI matches. The opening T20I match will be played on Thursday, July 7, while the ODI will begin on July 12. (Tuesday). The Men in Blue recently defeated Northamptonshire by 10 runs in a warm-up game. Rohit Sharma, however, was not a part of the match. Dinesh Karthik led the team in his absence.
India posted 149/8 after being put in to bat first, owing to outstanding efforts from skipper Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel. The latter blasted 54 off 36 balls to help India to a competitive total, while Karthik scored 34 off 26 balls.
The bowlers then delivered an outstanding performance. They regularly took wickets, putting the batters under strain. They eventually dismissed Northamptonshire on a score of 139 runs. India went on to win the second practise game by a ten-run margin.