Sydney: Gearing up for a gruelling tour of Australia, the Indian team on Saturday began outdoor training with a light session after the entire contingent tested negative for COVID-19.
Several cricketers who recently competed in the Indian Premier League in the UAE, including Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw and Mohammed Siraj, attended the session at Blacktown International Sports Park inside the Sydney Olympic Park.
The BCCI posted pictures of the outdoor training and a gym session on its Twitter handle.
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav, pacer Umesh Yadav, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and Test batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara were seen warming up.
India's newest pace sensation, T Natarajan, and Deepak Chahar were also seen in the pictures.
The Indian team is currently serving a 14-day quarantine period and members have cleared the initial COVID-19 test, according to information received.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 14, 2020
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal also posted a picture from his twitter handle with fellow spinner Kuldeep.
"Back with my brother @imkuldeep18 and back on national duty for Flag of India#TeamIndia Flexed biceps #spintwins #kulcha," he tweeted.
India are scheduled to play three ODIs, three T20s and a four-Test series on the tour, starting with T20Is from 27 November.
The Test series will begin with a Day-Night game at Adelaide from 17 December. Skipper Virat Kohli will miss the last three matches as he will be on a paternity during that time.
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India captain Virat Kohli stated that "confusion and lack of clarity" has led to the team management playing a "waiting game" on Rohit Sharma's availability which is not ideal
The 31-year-old said it was difficult to define what was different, but it left him with a big smile on my face and eager to hit the practice nets.
The 22-year-old was was first named in the Test squad for the 2019 Sri Lanka series but stepped away from the game, citing mental health concerns.