India, Practice Session, Rain
Indian Practise session cancelled in Birmingham following a heavy downpour. Credit: Getty Images

Last Update on: July 29th, 2018 at 05:18 pm

The practice session of Team India ahead of the first of the five-match Test series in England at Edgbaston in Birmingham has been called off due to heavy rain.

Meanwhile, England witnessed its first shower day on Friday (July 27) after a few days of scorching heats. This will certainly excite the England team ahead of the series opener which will commence on August 1st.

The limited-overs series saw the spinners taking the pivotal role in most of the games. As a result, both the teams brought in quality spinners in the Test squad.

Moreover, considering the dryness of the wicket, many pundits rooted for India to win the Test series.

However, with the rain settling in, the host England will again be in the driver’s seat. The pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad will dictate the terms of the game.

Mohammad Shami
Mohammed Shami will be key for India. Image source Twitter

However, India also quality pacers in their ranks who can pick 20 wickets on any given day. Furthermore, they have proved their worth in South Africa scalping 60 wickets in three matches.

Although India will miss Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in the opener, they have some experienced campaigners. While Ishant Sharma has played a lot of County Cricket in England, Mohammed Shami is known for his swing. Umesh Yadav also showed good form bagging a four-wicket haul in the practise game against Essex at Chelmsford.

ENG Vs IND 2018: Team India's Practice Session Cancelled Due to Heavy Rain
The batsmen of India will have their task cut out. Credits: AP

The batsmen will also have to take the onus on themselves and do better than the last time. All eyes will be on skipper Virat Kohli who will be desperate to score runs in England.

Meanwhile, the team management of India has to call off the practice session due to heavy rain. 

In conclusion, India reached Birmingham on Saturday (July 29) from Chelmsford, where they played three-day warm-up game. Subsequently, it ended on a draw,

The first Test starts on August 1 at Edgbaston.

Ankush Das

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