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Pujara, Pant, Bumrah to play for Leicestershire against India


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The Indian touring side is set to play a four-day warm-up match against Leicestershire, starting on June 23.

Cheteshwar Pujara, wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna have been included in the LCCC squad and will play under Sam Evans in this fixture.

LCCC, BCCI, and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the team to allow all members of the touring side to participate in the fixture.

"India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Prasidh Krishna will all team up with the Leicestershire squad, captained by opening batsman Sam Evans," LCCC said in a statement.

 "LCCC, BCCI, and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes side and to allow all members of the travelling party to participate in the fixture (subject to fitness)," the statement added.

India and England are slated to play the rescheduled fifth against England from 1 July at Edgbaston.

Squad:

India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.