Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma lead the charts in India’s intra-squad practice match

Ishant Sharma and Rishabh Pant have been the best performers in the ongoing India intra-squad practice match in Southampton before the WTC final.

Opener Shubman Gill (85 off 135 balls) and Rishabh Pant (121* off 94 balls) shone with the bat while Ishant Sharma led the wickets tally in India’s intra-squad practice match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday, the BCCI’s Twitter handle posted.

The Indian Test side was playing the second day of the four-day practice game ahead of the June 18 World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand on Saturday.

A video of the game posted by the BCCI earlier had shown multiple snippets, including Pant coming down the track and hitting a six down the ground.

India carried out their first group practice session at a ground adjacent to the Ageas Bowl on Thursday, five days after being allowed staggered training — ghey were allowed to run in the gymnasium and the main playing field at different time slots on completion of the third day of their hard quarantine in the UK.

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Players have also been provided basic equipment in their rooms for exercise purposes.

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