Only three members of the Indian team – MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul – were seen within the evening practice session on Wednesday.
Cuttack: An excited crowd created a route at the Barabati stadium however to their disappointment, Captain Virat Kohli and most of the Indian players skipped the optional practice session on the eve of the second ODI against England here.
Having checked in with but twenty-four hours to travel for the match, solely 3 members of the team – MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul – were seen within the evening practice session.
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The trio batted at the nets once the same old warm-up and ended their two-hour session with the routine pitch review.
The teams, who invariably keep within the Odisha capital town of Bhubaneswar about twenty-five kilometers away, had to increase their keep in Pune by 3 a lot of days once the primary ODI on January fifteen as a result of the team building was engaged for a marriage.
Both groups landed within the Odisha capital around 2.15 pm.
“It was one thing that had been finalized by the BCCI. The groups don’t have any downside in arriving on the eve of the match,” Odisha Cricket Association CEO Bidyut Kumar Nayak told PTI.
The English team members follow but were delayed for concerning an hour once their luggage arrived late at the airport, in keeping with a team official.
The visitors, facing a must-win situation to stay themselves afloat within the three-match series, had a full practice session.