Australia and Team India will play the opening Test match of the Border-Gavakar Trophy on Thursday. On Monday, Rohit Sharma and the company held practice sessions. Many cricketers were seen practicing in Nagpur, including Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Rohit, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav.

India’s training sessions also provided a preview of the probable starting XI for the first Test at Nagpur. Ishan Kishan reportedly batted for lengthy periods while receiving advice from batting instructor Vikram Rathour and senior colleague Kohli. During the lengthy net session, Ishan faced some spinners, including Washington Sundar, Jayant Yadav, and Rahul Chahar. Given Ishan’s prolonged exposure, it is quite probable that he will be included in the starting XI.

Rahul was seen practicing in the nets with the skipper Rohit, raising speculations over who will open alongside him. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, two spinners, were spotted bowling to the pair, suggesting that Kuleep would be chosen over Axar Patel. R Ashwin and Jadeja seem to have already committed to participating in the Nagpur Test. Siraj and Shami, two-speed bowlers, were seen bowling to Rahul and Rohit. Umesh Yadav, the second pacer on the team, didn’t play a significant part in the net session, however. Siraj-Shami should thus be assigned the responsibility of running the pace department, it is anticipated. Shubman Gill was seen batting next to Virat Kohli during their net session.

In the meanwhile, KS, the team’s other wicketkeeper-batter Bharat could be seen working out in the nets as well. Additionally, he kept the wickets while Rahul-Rohit was being bowled at by Siraj and Shami. There are several rumors that Bharat and Ishan may both be included in the starting XI on Thursday.