The Indian cricket team will play a three-day match against County Select XI starting July 20 before a five-match Test series against England. India will go without Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman in this match. Pant is now Corona Positive. At the same time, Throwdown Specialist Dayanand Zarani has also been blocked after coming to Corona positively. He was in close contact with Dayanand Jarani. Select XI have announced the squad for the three-day match against India. The 14-member squad is composed of players from various counties of England.
County Select XI is run by Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes. The match is played inside closed doors. Recent Test debutants James Bracy and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hamid have also been named in the squad. Haseeb Hamid made his Test debut against India in 2016. The team has been selected after consulting with first-class playing counties about player availability. Everyone has a covid test before playing the game.
The County Select XI, headed by Will Rhodes, will play India at the Emirates Riverside next week.
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The match can be watched live via the Durham County Cricket Club’s YouTube channel. Its ball-to-ball commentary is broadcast on BBC Radio. KL Rahul will be keeping wicket in the absence of Pant and Saha. Team India were on a three-week hiatus after playing the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand in Southampton. The five-match Test series against England and India will start from August 4.
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County Select XI Team
Will Rhodes (Captain), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Aspinwell, Ethan Bomber, James Bracey, Jack Carson, Jack Chappell, Haseeb Hamid, Lyndon James, Jake Libby, Craig Miles, Liam Peterson White, James Roo, Rob Yates.