On May 23, Tuesday, a few members of the Indian cricket team are set to travel to England for the upcoming World Test Championship final . The travelling party includes eleven cricketers comprising seven squad members, a backup, and three support bowlers—along with the Indian team's support staff will depart for England to begin the preparations for the World Test Championship final against Australia, which will be played at the Oval in London starting on June 7.
Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, and Jaydev Unadkat are the seven players in the team as per Sportstar. With the exception of Jaydev Unadkat, all cricketers representing the six franchises whose Indian Premier League (IPL) campaigns ended in the league stage. The Lucknow Super Giants had replaced Unadkat after he hurt himself in the nets.
The young pacer Mukesh Kumar, who is a reserve, will also depart with the initial group. Three other pacers, Aniket Choudhary, Akash Deep, and Yarra Prithviraj, who have been chosen by the national selection panel in collaboration with the team management as net bowlers, will join the travelling group.
Later this week, Cheteshwar Pujara, who is competing in the County Championship, will join the preparations. On May 29, the evening after the IPL final, the remaining members of the 15-member team, including Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammed Shami, as well as backups Suryakumar Yadav and Ruturaj Gaikwad, are expected to fly out to London.