Ravichandran Ashwin used racquet in an innovative session to give his teammate batsman KL Rahul a proper net practice. KL Rahul used his bat to play the volleys directed at him by the veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin is only in Test squad while KL Rahul is in all the three format squads. The limited-overs matches will first take place followed by test series, but the entire contingent has flown together.
Ravichandran Ashwin Uses Tennis Racquet To Throw Volleys At KL Rahul
Indian players have started their outdoor training sessions in Sydney for the upcoming limited-overs and Test series against Australia. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and opener KL Rahul, both part of the India squad, spent time sharpening their skills in a unique and innovative net session on Monday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India posted a video on its official Instagram account in which R Ashwin can be seen using a Tennis racquet to throw volleys at KL Rahul. KL Rahul can be witnessed timing the volleys to perfection with his cricket bat.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 16, 2020
Virat Kohli will go back after the conclusion of the first Test, which will be a day-night one to attend the birth of the first child. Rohit Sharma was added later to Test squad to fill his void. Ishant Sharma may also be added if he recovers successfully from injury while Mohammed Siraj is named for first time in Tests after impressing in IPL.
Ravichandran Ashwin Shared Videos From Net Session Earlier Where He Bowled To Ajinkya Rahane
Earlier on Sunday, Ravichandran Ashwin had shared Instagram videos from his net session in which he can be seen bowling to Test vice-captain batsman Ajinkya Rahane. The video also featured left-arm spinner all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who can be heard saying something to bowling coach Bharat Arun. In the background, pacer Mohammed Shami can also be seen getting ready for his turn.
The entire Indian team is serving the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon their arrival in Sydney. However, they have been allowed to start their training after testing negative in their first COVID-19 test.
India’s tour of Australia will begin with the 1st ODI in Sydney on November 27. They will play the second ODI at the same venue two days later before moving to Canberra to play the final ODI and the first T20I on December 2 and 4 respectively.3 T20I fixtures will follow the ODI series before finally entering the Test leg which starts in Adelaide with a Day-Night Test from December 17.