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ICC World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal explains unique practice drill for Team India - Watch

The Indian team hit the nets for their first training session in the United Kingdom ahead of the ICC World Cup.

cricket Updated: May 24, 2019 08:28 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
ICC World Cup 2019,Yuzvendra Chahal,Team India
The members of the Indian team play a game of Bib catching.(Twitter/BCCI)

The Indian team hit the nets for their first training session in the United Kingdom ahead of the ICC World Cup. Virat Kohli and co went through their drills at The Oval in London on Thursday. After a usual session of football, the Indian team decided to try something unique. The cricketers played a game of Bib catching with each other. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal explained the rules of the game in a video on the BCCI Twitter handle.

Earlier, former Australian pacer Brett Lee picked India’s Jasprit Bumrah as one of his top three fast bowlers for the upcoming World Cup, beginning in the United Kingdom on May 30.

“What a wonderful bowler,” said Lee of Bumrah, who has taken 85 wickets in 49 one-day internationals.

“He’s got a good record, wonderful yorker, good pace,” added the Australian, a member of the 2003 World Cup winning side.

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Besides Bumrah, Lee picked compatriots Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummings as the other two fast bowlers who will do well at the quadrennial tournament.

“You’d have to stick with Mitchell Starc,” Lee told cricket.com.au.

Starc, a left-armer, had suffered a chest injury last February and is nearing peak fitness.

“He’s still got that quality. When that pace is up he’s hard to go past,” Lee said of Starc, who was the 2015 Player of the Tournament for his 22 wickets at 10 runs apiece.

Heaping praise on Cummins, Lee said, “Pat Cummins: pace, accuracy, variations. He can do it all.” In six matches this year, Cummins has taken 17 wickets at just 14.29.

India take on New Zealand in their first warm-up match in London on Saturday.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: May 23, 2019 18:51 IST