India begin nets session; Shastri, Kohli welcome squad

Chennai, Feb 02:
The Indian cricket team began their nets session, on Tuesday, ahead of the upcoming four-match Test series against England, beginning February 5 at Chennai.
The Indian players, who completed their six-day quarantine period in the city on Monday, began preparations for the series opener with an outdoor session at the M A Chidambaram stadium.
Head coach Ravi Shastri welcomed the entire squad by giving a rousing speech and then the entire team hit the nets to prepare for the series. “Day 1 of our nets session in Chennai and it is Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc who welcomes the group with a rousing address. #TeamIndia #INDvsENG,” tweeted BCCI. The first Test begins on Friday at the M A Chidambaram stadium here while the second match will also be played at the same venue from February 13.
The Indian team, fresh from the Test series victory in Australia, entered the bio-bubble at a city hotel on Wednesday.
Members of both the Indian and England teams have returned three negative tests for COVID-19 during their quarantine period.

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