World Cup 2019: Team India takes the day off, Saini joins squad

Delhi fast bowler Navdeep Saini has joined the Indian squad will serve as a net bowler.

The Indian team opted to rest while brooding clouds dispensed rain and a steady wind rustled through the trees here on Monday.

The Indian team opted to rest while brooding clouds dispensed rain and a steady wind rustled through the trees here on Monday.

Virat Kohli tweeted a picture from his breakfast table as he and his men preferred to unwind in the lead-up to Thursday’s clash against the West Indies. Previously, India had snatched a close win against Afghanistan at Southampton's Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.

 

Meanwhile, Delhi fast bowler Navdeep Saini linked-up with the squad. He will serve as a net bowler as the team needs additional resources at training following Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s hamstring injury that benched the seamer.

India’s imminent rival, the West Indies, has been in town for a while.  Jason Holder’s men suffered a gut-wrenching loss against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ominously, Carlos Brathwaite, whose fiery ton nearly ruined the Kiwis’ best-laid plans, tweeted: “Where can I get a bat fixed at Manchester?”