Indian batsmen had a fabulous outing in the only practice match ahead of the first Test against England scheduled to begin on August 1.
Playing against Essex, captain Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, and KL Rahul made their performance count, scoring well compiled half-centuries in their first innings.
However, India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin suffered a minor hand injury during a net session and as a precautionary measure did not take field on the second day of the game.
The Indian team management said that the physio has taken a look and deduced that it was only a minor injury.
Also, the team management doesn’t want to take any chance as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are already injured, and Ravi Ashwin is slated to play a crucial in the five-match Test series.
He is one of the most accomplished batsmen these days contributing in lower half of the batting order. The wickets in England are also assisting spinners because of the wear and tear so his role as a bowler is another key aspect of plans.