Team India kickstarts preparation for WTC final

Team India on Thursday unveiled their training kit with new sponsors Adidas as they started their preparation for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia next month in England.

Earlier this week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah confirmed that Adidas had been signed as the new kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team. Taking to their official Twitter handle, BCCI revealed Team India’s new training kit. The coaching staff, including head coach Rahul Dravid and fast bowlers Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav were pictured in the new kit. India will take on Australia at The Oval in the ICC World Test Championship final from June 7 to 11.

The No.1 and No.2 ranked sides in the ICC Test Team rankings will play each other in the marquee WTC final at The Oval in England with neither team enjoying a particularly good record at the venue. “Unveiling #TeamIndia’s new training kit Also, kickstarting our preparations for the #WTCFinal,” BCCI said in a tweet. Two of India’s most prolific batters Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer won’t be playing in the final with the latter down with injury and the wicketkeeper-batter still recovering from a car accident earlier in the year. India have three spin options in their squad, with experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and No.1 ranked all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joined in the 15-player squad by left-armer tweaker Axar Patel.