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India vs West Indies 2017: Virat Kohli & Boys Sweat it Out Ahead of Third ODI

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 29, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
India vs West Indies 2017: Virat Kohli & Boys Sweat it Out Ahead of Third ODI

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New Delhi: Having had fun in the gym on Tuesday, the Men in Blue took to the training ground on Wednesday as Virat Kohli and his boys gear up to play West Indies in the third ODI of the 5-match ODI series on Friday. India lead the 5-match series 1-0 after the first two games.

BCCI took to twitter to post photos from the training session. The first one had Kohli taking a break post a grueling session in the nets and read: “#TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli takes a breather after a grueling batting session #WIvIND.”

The next one shows in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan taking on the Indian spinners at the nets. The post reads: “#TeamIndia opener @SDhawan25 sweating it out in the nets #WIvIND.”

The third one shows pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar going through the grind with Umesh Yadav in the background. This one reads: “Swing it like @BhuviOfficial - #TeamIndia paceman during his training session #WIvIND.”

Earlier on Tuesday the boys hit the gym to sweat it out and stay in shape. Tuesday was an off day for the boys as they reached North Sound from Port of Spain. But the boys didn’t skip their gym session under the watchful eyes of Shanker Basu.

Fitness has been an integral part of training session for the Indian team under Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan posted a video of a gym session with Yuvraj Singh, Kohli and Hardik Pandya accompanying him.

While the first two ODIs were played in Port of Spain, the next two ODIs are set to be played at the Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound before the teams finally move to Jamaica for the fifth ODI and the lone T20I.

While the first game of the ODI series was washed off due to rain, India produced a stunning all-round performance to thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second ODI at the Queen's Park Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in the five match series on Sunday.

The bowlers stunned the hosts with their impeccable line and length after India's top three came up with the goods as the Men in Blue recorded their biggest ever victory in West Indies. Ajinkya Rahane smashed his third ODI hundred as India produced a dominating batting display to pile on 310 for 5 in their second cricket ODI.

Rahane (103) and his opening partner Dhawan (63) laid a strong foundation with a 114-run stand and despite a bit of a wobble in the middle overs, India went past 300 with captain Virat Kohli stamping his class with a 66-ball 87 later in the innings. Chasing a mammoth target of 311, West Indies got off to the worst start possible as Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Kieron Powell for a duck.
First Published: June 29, 2017, 10:18 AM IST

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