Left arm spinner Axar Patel, who is part of the 20-man squad for the England tour, shared a photo of himself training with Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul since their 40s in Mumbai.
Axar Patel is preparing for a tour of England, training with Bumrah and Rahul in quarantine (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
- Axar Patel is in quarantine with his Indian teammates in Mumbai
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- Axar had a dream start to his home series testing career against England
The latest spin-bowling sensation in India, Axar Patel is working hard, eagerly awaiting his first test tour of England. The left-arm spinner has been chosen from the 20-man squad for the highly anticipated England tour where India will play 5 tests against the host nation following the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.
Axar Patel took to social media on Sunday to share a workout photo from his 40s at a Mumbai hotel. The left arm spinner was seen sharing the gym facilities with fast pitcher Jasprit Bumrah and batsman KL Rahul.
“We stand up by lifting others,” Axar captioned the caption while posing with Bumrah and Rahul. All three players were seen in India’s new training kit.
– Akshar Patel (@ akshar2026) May 30, 2021
Indian players have been quarantined, which will run for 14 days, in Mumbai. They will reach England on a plane mapped on June 3 after which they will be in managed isolation in Southampton where they will play the WTC final, starting June 18. A few Indian players, including Axar, were allowed to use the team‘s hotel gym after their 7-day quarantine in their hotel room and needed negative Covid-19 tests.
However, a few like skipper Virat Kohli, his white balloon deputy Rohit Sharma, who all joined late, will have full room quarantine before boarding the UK flight. They have been fitted with gymnastic equipment inside their rooms.
Axar has been called up for the England tour after a dream first series against England at home. The Gujarat spinner troubled the England batsman at home, scoring 27 wickets, including 4 5-wicket shots, in just 3 games as India came back from behind to beat England 3-1.
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