Virat Kohli opts for gym session as rain washes out Day 1 of India’s Test warm-up at SCG

first_imgThe first day of India’s only tour match ahead of the first cricket Test against Australia has been washed out by torrential rain.The four-day match against a Cricket Australia XI was scheduled to start Wednesday morning, but storms and heavy downpours ensured the covers stayed on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The forecast was so poor that India’s Test squad never arrived at the SCG. The showers did eventually stop and there was brief hope of a mid-afternoon toss, but play was abandoned without a single delivery being bowled.Pouring! Grim chances of play here. (@BCCI) November 27, 2018Storms battered the New South Wales coast on Wednesday morning, flooding streets, railway stations and homes as the extreme weather caused commuter chaos, grounded flights and left hundreds of homes without electricity.It has started to rain yet again and the day’s play has been called off. Coin toss at 9:30AM local time and play to start at 10:00AMBCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2018India captain Virat Kohli opted for a gym session for the team rather than a day off.”The rain doesn’t seem to be going away so we decided to make something of our day. Gotta love a good workout with the boys,” Kohli tweeted along with a picture with Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay and the team’s trainer Shankar Basu.The rain doesn’t seem to be going away so we decided to make something of our day . Gotta love a good workout with the boys. #makeeverydaycount Kohli (@imVkohli) November 28, 2018The match was only originally scheduled for three days before Cricket Australia (CA) agreed to add Wednesday’s earlier start at India’s request.India will also be able to use 14 players from its squad after asking for the game not to be given first-class status.The first of the four-Test series begins on December 6 in Adelaide. The teams play the final Test beginning January 3 at the SCG, with others at Perth and Melbourne in between.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Ishant Sharma trolls Australian journalist: Not every year I come hereAlso Read | India will defeat Australia 3-1 in Test series, says VVS LaxmanAlso Read | Virat Kohli will have another imperious outing in Australia Tests: Adam GilchristAlso Read | Michael Clarke wants Tim Paine’s team to ‘play tough Australian cricket’ vs Indialast_img

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