Not much batting practice for Gambhir at India net session

Not much batting practice for Gambhir at India net session

Kolkata Sep 29 (IANS) Back in the side after a two-year hiatus, opener Gautam Gambhir on Thursday did not get much batting time at the nets on the eve of the second India-New Zealand Test match at the Eden Gardens.

India Test captain Virat Kohli said the team generally bats in order of match day batting line-up on the eve of a Test match.

“We basically do that segregation according to who’s had batting practice on the previous day. Generally, on the day before the match, we stick to the batting order,” Kohli told reporters at a media meet here.

“Sometimes it does happen that a player wants a throw-in and doesn’t prefer batting at that point. That doesn’t mean he is not going to play,” he added.

India had a two-hour practice session at the Eden Gardens on the eve of their second Test against New Zealand starting here on Friday.

Gambhir was seen first given catching practice far from the nets where Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja were playing.

The Delhi opener, who last played for India in 2014 against England at the Oval, grassed a few catches before coming to the centre of the field to have a chat with Kohli.

He batted at the death of the team’s practice but under the watchful eyes of coach Anil Kumble.

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