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Updated January 11th, 2024 at 13:09 IST

Mohali's winter freezes Team India: Rohit Sharma and Co. fight the cold wave before IND vs AFG T20I

Team India is donning jackets, gloves and caps as they undergo training and endure the cold weather in Mohali ahead of the 1st match against Afghanistan.

Pavitra Shome
Team India fight the cold in Mohali before IND vs AFG T20I
Team India fight the cold in Mohali before IND vs AFG T20I | Image:BCCI
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IND vs AFG: The Indian Cricket Team has arrived in Mohali, Punjab, to compete in the first T20I match against Afghanistan. With the cold breeze taking over North India, a chilling wave of cold breeze has taken over the area, and both teams have to play against each other in such conditions. Ahead of the match, Team India undertakes training in the chilling conditions as the players talk about training in the cold weather. 

3 things you need to know

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  • Team India will face Afghanistan in a three-match T20I series
  • India will face AFG in Mohali (Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar) for the first match
  • The 1st match will mark the return of Rohit Sharma in the T20I format  

Also Read: India vs Afghanistan 1st T20I: Weather, Pitch Report, Dream11, Fantasy Tips and Predicted XI

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Team India undertakes training in the cold wave of Mohali - WATCH  

The BCCI shared a new video on X (Formerly Twitter) to share the behind-the-scenes of the Indian Cricket Team taking up some training ahead of their match against Afghanistan. The temperature was at 12 degrees, but it felt like six. The clip featured Arshdeep Singh sarcastically mentioning he is feeling hot in this weather. Shubman Gill is also feeling the chills, and so is Rinku Singh, who is coming off playing domestic cricket in the Ranji Trophy and scored 92 runs against Kerala. Most of the team is seen rubbing their hands. Players like Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Shivam Dube, and more also gave their take on the cold weather. 

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Also Read: ‘That's the vision of Rohit Sharma &...’- Ex-Cricketer tips Tilak Varma for key role in AFG series

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Today's match in Mohali will feature Rohit Sharma back in T20I action. However, Virat Kohli will miss the first match due to personal reasons, as Coach Rahul Dravid mentioned in the pre-match press conference.

India's T20I squad for AFG series: Rohit Sharma (C), S Gill, Y Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, W Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar

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Published January 11th, 2024 at 12:15 IST

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