Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

India players are all set to begin the World Test Championship 2023-2025 cycle as they take on West Indies in a multi-format series commencing on July 12, Wednesday, in Roseau, Dominica. Ahead of their first Test game against West Indies, Indian players including Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jaydev Unadkat were seen drilling for the game, and standing opposite to them was the India star, Virat Kohli.

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The squad is currently in Barbados and the Men in Blue are training hard to overturn their past defeat in a sweet victory against the Windies.  The former India skipper, who became the fifth Indian to score 2000 runs against Australia during WTC 2023 Final, hit shots from four different bowling styles back-to-back in a viral video.

In a video doing rounds on social media, Kohli could be seen facing Jaydev Unadkat’s left-arm seam, Ashwin’s off-spin, Ravindra Jadeja’s left-arm spin, and a local bowler’s right-arm pace under head coach Rahul Dravid supervision. However, what caught everyone’s eyes was the out-of-character reverse sweep he hit against Ravi Ashwin. 

Watch the video here: 

World No.1 Test bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin was recently benched during India vs Australia WTC 2023 Final. Needless to say, the team paid a hefty price for the same as they ended up losing their second consecutive WTC Final. The Rohit Sharma-led side lost to Pat Cummins' Australia by a massive margin of 209 runs. Speaking of Jaydev Unadkat, the 31-year-old cricketer has been called up after a total of 10 years, and needless to say, the left-arm fast bowler is looking forward to securing his spot in playing XI. Though Unadkat was a part of India’s ODI squad against Australia in 2022, the Gujarat-born cricketer didn’t get to play. 

India’s multi-format series against West Indies will commence on July 12, and both teams will lock horns in two Test games, followed by three ODI games and a  five-T20I match series.