ENG v IND 2018: Indian team management says no to WAGs till after the third Test

Anushka Sharma will have to leave Virat Kohli during the Test series.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli | Instagram

Indian cricketers were seen accompanied by their wives and kids throughout the UK tour till now. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen having a good time with wife Anushka Sharma. They were spotted shopping, roaming on the streets with friends and having dinner. Not only Virat, we saw Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, and MS Dhoni also whose WAGs were spotted with them. 

Dhoni has already left for India as he is not in the Test team. But the bunch of Indian players who are in England for Test series will not be allowed to have their partners with them anymore.

The Test series kicks-off from August 1 and as per reports of Mumbai Mirror, the team management has very strictly informed that no WAGs will be allowed in the camp till the end of the third Test. The 3rd Test will be played on August 18 in Nottingham. 

India is set to play a four-day practice match against Essex on July 25. "We've had four days of rest before settling down for the serious task ahead. The players had moved out with spouses, friends and relatives and tomorrow (Monday) we will leave for Chelmsford," a team source told Mirror.

Indian players were seen enjoying some time off cricket after the ODI series ended. 

The report further said that there were talks of having India A cricketer with the national team, but because they have to be part of a Quadrangular series later, management decided against it.

The Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have come down to England for the Test series. Jasprit Bumrah is also in the Test squad but there are fewer chances that he will be part of the first Test. Though, he has also departed for England.

"He had a finger injury and we're hoping he will recover for the second Test. Meanwhile, he is fit to bowl in the nets," the source said.


By Sihyeu Singh - 24 Jul, 2018

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