Source: ANI | Edited by Aikantik Bag
Virat Kohli led Team India shifted their focus to fielding on Thursday ahead of Australia tour starting from November 27.
Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari were seen doing fielding drills under guidance of fielding coach R Sridhar.
India and Australia will first lock horns against each other in ODIs and T20Is and then both sides will shift their attention to the longest format of the game—Tests.
Kohli will lead the team in the first Test and then the reins will be taken over by Ajinkya Rahane. Kohli will head back home after being granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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On Tuesday, the Indian team had started preparing for the Test series as Kohli posted a video of batting with the red-ball. The fielders were positioned in Test-match like fielding positions and the Kohli-led side seemed to be using a Test-match like stimulation to leave no stone unturned in preparing for the likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins.
During the 2018-19 series, India managed to record their first Test series win on Australian soil. Kohli-led side eventually won the series 2-1 and now they would be looking to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy..
The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). India and Australia are at the top two spots in the WTC standings.