Cheteshwar Pujara shares a glimpse of India’s new Test kit for World Test Championship Final
Indian team is currently serving a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
Updated - May 30, 2021 8:03 am
India will square off against New Zealand in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It is learned that the Indian cricket team will be seen sporting the new jersey specially designed for the final against the Black Caps.
Ahead of the summit clash, the Indian players have been giving a sneak peek of the new cricket kit via their official social media handles. On May 29, Saturday, the Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara shared a snap on his official Instagram handle where he could be seen practicing shadow batting. The picture caused a lot of buzz on social media as Pujara could be seen wearing the new Indian jersey.
The new jersey has a blue tinge to it with the text below the batsman’s right shoulder which reads “ICC WTC Final 2021”. The picture showcased Pujara holding a bat in his hand while giving a pose to the camera in his hotel room. The veteran batsman captioned the picture as, “When in quarantine, work from home! #shadowpractice #quarantinediaries #worldtestchampionship.”
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Notably, the Indian team is currently serving a mandatory 14-day quarantine period locked in a five-star hotel in Mumbai. After the completion of their quarantine, Team India will take a flight to the United Kingdon and will reach the UK on June 3 where they will undergo another quarantine.
The players will be traveling via a charter plane. Since it will be a bubble to bubble transfer, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received required permissions from England and the Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the players to train. This will help them in maintaining their fitness and form for the final, which is scheduled from June 18 to June 22.
Cheteshwar Pujara last played competitive cricket in March 2021
Cheteshwar Pujara last donned the Indian colors during the four-match home Test series against England earlier this year. However, the right-hander didn’t experience an ideal outing in the Test series as he could score just 133 runs in six innings at an average of over 22.
The England series was also the last time that Pujara played a competitive match. The batsman was a part of the now-suspended 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was picked by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the auction for a base price of INR 50 lakh. However, he didn’t get to play even a single match and was made to warm the bench.