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Leicestershire vs India, 4-day Warm-up Match: Srikar Bharat batted brilliantly in the warm-up match. Scored 70 not out on the first day. On the pitch where batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer did not play, Bharat showed his strength.
The Indian team is playing a warm-up match against Leicestershire for solid preparations for the Edgbaston Test. However, on the very first day of this match, the preparations of Team India were exposed. The Indian top order warm-up proved to be a complete flop in the match. From captain Rohit Sharma to Shubman Gill, from Shreyas Iyer to Hanuma Vihari, no one could show their wonder. Jadeja also flopped and Virat Kohli also lost his wicket after being set. But these players were recently shown the mirror by wicketkeeper-batsman Shrikar Bharat, who joined Team India. Bharat scored an unbeaten 70 on the first day of the warm-up match.
Shrikar Bharat’s Amazing
When Shrikar Bharat came to the crease, Team India had lost five wickets. Bharat took the lead with former captain Virat Kohli and there was a half-century partnership between the two. Shrikar Bharat first set foot on the crease and sensed the mood of the pitch. He was seen playing the ball very late, which benefited him. After being set, Shrikar Bharat completed his half-century and he hit 8 fours and a six in this innings. However, no one knows how much this innings of Shrikar Bharat will give him. Because it is difficult for this player to play in Edgbaston Test. By the way, considering the kind of batting Srikar Bharat has done, he should think of giving him a chance in the Edgbaston Test. Actually, most of the batsmen of Team India are not in form. Rohit, Virat, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant are all going through a bad phase. In such a situation, if a player scoring a run gets a place in the playing XI, then it will only benefit the team.
Name big and philosophy small
In the warm-up match, the big names of the Indian team proved to be unsuccessful in front of the non-experienced bowlers of Leicestershire. Shubman Gill 21, Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 25 runs. Shreyas Iyer could not open the account. Hanuma Vihari could only score 3 runs. Ravindra Jadeja contributed just 13 runs and Shardul Thakur played an innings of 6 runs. Umesh Yadav scored 23 and Mohammed Shami scored an unbeaten 18 to take Team India to 246 runs on the first day. For Leicestershire, medium pacer Roman Walker took 5 wickets for just 23 runs. This player has not played the first class match so far but Walker was seen troubling the Indian batsmen.