Here's how Indian cricketers are prepping up for Australia tour: In Pics
Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal has stepped up his preparation ahead of his side's upcoming limited-overs fixtures and Test series against Australia, beginning November 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The 29-year-old took to his official Twitter handle and posted a video of him sweating it out in the nets to be match ready for the Australia series.In the video, Agarwal could be seen engaging in batting practice as he preps up for challenge Down Under.
"Back at it. Prepping up for the challenge Down Under! #TeamIndia #Pumped #DownUnder," Agarwal captioned the post.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter and posted a video of top-order Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara returning to nets ahead of the four-match series against Australia, starting December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.
In the video, Pujara could be seen batting both at the side nets and the centre strip and facing the likes of Navdeep Saini,Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
"The wait is over.@cheteshwar1 is back in the nets and is back to doing what he loves the most. Bowlers be prepared for a long workout. #TeamIndia," the BCCI wrote along with glimpses of Pujara's batting session.
Skipper Virat Kohli stepped his preparation for the upcoming Australia tour by engaging in Team India's recent practice session for the longest format of the game on Monday.
The 32-year-old took to social media and posted a video of him spending some time with the bat against the Indian bowling attack.Kohli batted against Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami under the watchful eyes of head coach Ravi Shastri.
As India began their preparation for Australia series, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha was seen hitting the nets during the side's practice session in Sydney on Wednesday.
Saha, who impressed with the bat in the last three league stage matches of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2020 IPL before a hamstring injury kept him away from playoffs where the franchise lost to Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2, has been included in the Test squad against Australia.
In the video shared by the BCCI, Saha could be seen hitting throw-ins from the team’s coaching staff.
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, who has been named in the national side's limited-overs squads against Australia, also sweat it out in the nets on Tuesday. The BCCI shared a video of the Kerala batsman engaging in batting practice.
"Neat and clean from @IamSanjuSamson," the country's cricket board wrote along with the video on Twitter.
Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj
The BCCI recently posted a video of Indian pacers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj bowling together at the nets as they prep up for the Australia challenger.
Shami had enjoyed a promising Australia tour in 2018-19 and will look to replicate a similar kind of performance this time around as well. Siraj, who has played three T20Is and an ODI for the national side so far, has received maiden call-up in the Test squad.