T20 World Cup: In Indian team's first practice session, Hardik bowls for almost an hour; Rohit and Suryakumar focus on terms of service | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Team India had their T20 World Cup preparations are underway with their first training session in New York on Thursday which lasted three hours.
After landing in the United States on May 27, the team had a few days off to overcome jet lag and get used to the weather and conditions.
After a light practice session the day before, the Indian team hit the nets on Thursday and did some serious business as skipper. Rohit Sharma And Suryakumar Yadav were seen batting against Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.
At the center of attention, Hardik also had a grueling practice session with both bat and ball. The all-rounder was first seen bowling in the nets for almost an hour and then started chasing the bowlers while batting.
The 30-year-old also had a long conversation with batting coach Vikram Rathour during the net session.
In unusual scenes, fielders Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singht were seen focusing on their batting skills while all-rounders Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Axar Patel and Hardik practiced both with the bat and the ball.
Yuzvendra Chahal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Avesh Khan and Rinku Singh, who arrived late in New York, took part only in light training exercises.
The goal of the training session was to get used to the field conditions which featured considerable bounce.
India will play their first warm-up match against Bangladesh on Saturday.



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