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IND vs ENG World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli bowls to Shubman Gill in practice session; WATCH

Star batsman and modern-day cricket icon Virat Kohli, along with the rising star of the Indian cricket team, Shubman Gill, honed their skills and worked on perfecting their shots.

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Team India's practice session

India geared up for their highly anticipated clash against reigning champions England at the ODI World Cup 2023. The Indian team, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, was riding high on a wave of success, having secured five consecutive wins in the ongoing ICC event.

India’s World Cup journey till now

Their journey in the World Cup began with a thrilling encounter against the five-time champions, Australia. India’s victory set the tone for a remarkable campaign as they went on to defeat Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and most recently, New Zealand. With their stellar performances, the 1983 and 2011 champions had firmly established themselves as serious contenders for the 2023 title.

IND vs ENG on October 29

The next challenge for the hosts is reigning champions, England. The clash was scheduled to take place at the iconic Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on October 29, a fixture that had fans eagerly awaiting a showdown between cricketing giants.

Virat Kohli bowls in practice session ahead of IND vs ENG

In the lead-up to this crucial encounter, the Indian team engaged in an intense net practice session. Star batsman and modern-day cricket icon Virat Kohli, along with the rising star of the Indian cricket team, Shubman Gill, honed their skills and worked on perfecting their shots. What caught the attention of fans and pundits alike was the sight of Kohli, known for his formidable batting prowess, also donning the bowler’s hat as he sent deliveries down to Gill.

The video from this practice session quickly went viral on social media, sparking discussions and speculations about the strategies India might employ against England.

https://twitter.com/IamRavindraNain/status/1717600347882156275

England’s World Cup journey

On the other side of the World Cup, England, the 2019 champions, had experienced a rocky start in the tournament. They suffered a setback during their recent clash against Sri Lanka on October 26, recording their third consecutive defeat. This downturn in form left the Jos Buttler-led side with much to ponder and recover from as they aimed to defend their title.

Hardik Pandya injury update

In the backdrop of these developments, there was concern regarding the Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. His participation in the upcoming matches of the tournament was in doubt due to a suspected Ligament 1 injury. It was almost certain that Pandya would be sidelined for the crucial match against England on October 29 and the subsequent fixture against Sri Lanka on November 2.

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