Ravichandran Ashwin posted videos of his net session in Sydney.© Instagram
Indian players, currently completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine period in Sydney, have already begun their preparations for the upcoming limited-overs and Test series against Australia. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane, both part of the Test squad, spent time honing their skills in the nets. In addition to them, the left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja also exercised. R Ashwin posted a few videos to his Instagram account where he can be seen bowling with the red ball to India’s Test vice captain. “Right arm over !! Kangaroo land! #Backatitagain #redball #testcricke,” Ashwin wrote, sharing the videos on Instagram.
Ashwin, who has traveled to Australia with his wife and two daughters, celebrated his 9th wedding anniversary in seclusion in a hotel room. Both Ashwin and his wife Prithi shared a few photos from their isolated but fun party.
“Time flies !! Just like the past 9 years. @Prithinarayanan #weddingannirthday,” Ashwin wrote on Instagram.
Ashwin and Rahane were both part of the Delhi Capitals outfit in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, where they lost to Mumbai Indians in the final.
The Indian team players started on Saturday with light outdoor training after passing the coronavirus test. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared a few photos of players spending time in the gym and also doing some light exercise outdoors.
The Indian team will be back in action after a long time as they face Australia in a three-game ODI run followed by an equal number of T20Is. Before the first test match starts in Adelaide on December 17, Indian players will play two exhibition matches.
The second match is the Boxing Day Test and will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26-30. The third test will start on January 7 in Sydney, while the fourth and final test will start on January 15 in Brisbane.
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