Indian team advised for cautious outlook for New Year celebrations. India defeat by an innings and 32 runs in the Boxing Day Test.
The Indian squad has been urge to keep New Year’s Eve low-key. Notably, following a crushing defeat by South Africa in the Boxing Day Test, the cricketers traveled to Cape Town, where the series’ second and final Test match will be contested. Prior to that, the team management instruct to spend New Year’s Eve indoors with their separate families and among themselves.
This warning is in response to security concerns in South African cities, where mugging, robbery, theft, snatching, and pick-pocketing are frequent. According to Cricbuzz, players should take standard measures despite the fact that Cape Town is one of the safest cities in South Africa.
Optional training session for team India
On Saturday, December 30, India held an optional training session. Mukesh Kumar, who could play in the second Test of the series, was the focus of the training session. Skipper Rohit Sharma not delight with rookie Prasidh Krishna in the first match, therefore changes to the starting XI are expected. The 36-year-old was also seen instructing the Bengal seamer, who has only played one Test match so far in his career.
Mukesh bowled to Rohit in the nets for over 45 minutes. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin practice hard as well, although just one of the all-rounders is expect to play. Both of these cricketers bowl to Rohit for extend period of time, as Jadeja appeared to be fully fit.
Shardul Thakur, on the other hand, injured while batting. The ball struck his left shoulder when hes facing throwdowns, and he later seen with an ice pack sling. He did, however, complete the training session, but he will be constantly observed.
Meanwhile, Yashasvi Jaiswal struggled in the nets, whereas Abhimanyu Easwaran appeared much smoother. The team’s administration, on the other hand, is more inclined to back the youngster over the Bengal starter.\