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World Cup 2019: Team India warms up in style ahead of Afghanistan clash

first_imgThe Indian team has so far been undefeated in the 2019 Cricket World Cup with formidable wins over South Africa, Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan and are next gearing up for their clash against Afghanistan on June 22.After their clinical win over Pakistan on Sunday, India enjoyed a two-day off before hitting the training ground in Southampton on Wednesday.With just two days to go for their next World Cup match, a relaxed Indian team opted to warm-up in a unique fashion.Captain Virat Kohli and his men, along with Rishabh Pant-the recent inclusion in India’s World Cup squad- were seen playing football with a challenge to not drop the ball and the Indian men succeeded in keeping the ball in air for 41 times.BCCI shared a video of India’s practice session and captioned it, “#TeamIndia’s fun warm-up before the nets. The boys kept the ball in the air for 41 times, how many times can you do the same?”#TeamIndia’s fun warm-up before the nets. The boys kept the ball in the air for 41 times, how many times can you do the same?#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/v4c5cx9xMCBCCI (@BCCI) June 20, 2019Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was included in India sqaud after being named the replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out of the tournament with a broken thumb.Rishabh Pant joined the Indian team on June 14 as cover for injured Dhawan but after observing Dhawan for a few days, the Indian team management finally decided to replace him with Pant on Wednesday.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India players to wear orange jerseys against England on June 30Also Read | David Warner creates World Cup history with brutal 166 vs BangladeshAlso Seelast_img read more