Hosts sweat it out at training ahead of 1st Test

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Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Ahead of the upcoming first Test against New Zealand, Team India had a gruelling training session on Tuesday.
Every squad member went out to the middle to fine-tune their skills ahead of the two-match series against the Kiwis. BCCI’s official Twitter handle shared some stills and captioned the post as: “When #TeamIndia hit the ground running in Kanpur ahead of the 1st #INDvNZ Test. “
Team India batsman KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Test series against New Zealand.
He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Suryakumar Yadav as Rahul’s replacement.
The first Test between India and New Zealand begins on Thursday in Kanpur.
Earlier, India had defeated New Zealand 3-0 in the three-match T20I series.
India’s Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.


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