The Indian team has traveled to England for their upcoming fifth match against the hosts after the fifth and final test match was postponed because the Indian camp suffered widespread Covid cases. All the traveling players and players that are a part of the squads need practice, and there is acceptance from the BCCI, ECC, and LCCC to let four Indian players be a part of the Leicestershire squad.
The Indians are leading the five-match series 2-1, and the practice match will be an opportunity for the Indians to get accustomed to English conditions ahead of the crucial and possibly deciding fifth test match. India won the fourth test match last year after defeating England by 157 runs at the Oval.
The match will have teams play with 13 players to manage the workload of the bowlers. Rohit Sharma will be the captain for the final match against England which starts on the 1st of July.
England Club statement stated, "India arrived in Leicestershire on Sunday before they undertook their first training and net session at Uptonsteel County Ground on Monday morning.”
“The world's second-best Test ranked side have trained for three days ahead of tomorrow's four-day fixture against the Running Foxes, which proceeds the rescheduled Fifth Test against England at Edgbaston at the start of July.”
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Umesh Yadav.
Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Prasidh Krishna.