The practice match between the Indian cricket team and Leicestershire got underway earlier today. Fans expected a thriller of a contest because some of the big Indian names were playing for Leicestershire. But it is the lesser-known player Roman Walker who has dominated the proceedings in the practice match today so far.
The Indian cricket team is batting first in this practice match. They are already down to 81/5, with captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravindra Jadeja back in the dressing room.
Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna are a part of the Leicestershire bowling attack, but the best bowler for them has been Roman Walker. He opened his account by picking up the wicket of captain Rohit Sharma. After that, he dismissed Hanuma Vihari before trapping Shreyas Iyer in front of his stumps.
In case you didn’t know, Roman Walker is a 21-year-old player from England. He has played for England at the U-19 level. He was born on August 6, 2000. Walker has never played a first-class match in his career before. The right-arm fast bowler has the experience of two List-A games and 13 T20 matches.
Before the destruction of Roman Walker, Saba Karim had sounded a warning to India’s batting lineup
Roman Walker has shown that the Indian cricket team’s current batters are not in the best form right now to perform in English conditions. Just before this game, former Indian selector Saba Karim had said the following on India News:
“It will be very difficult to win if your main batters don’t score runs. We have seen where England’s strengths lie and to counter that it is necessary that your match-winners, who have the experience, score runs, the way Joe Root and Ben Stokes did for England.”
Virat Kohli and KS Bharat are currently batting in the middle. It will be interesting to see how many runs India scores in the first innings.