Left-arm paceman Arjun Tendulkar was seen bowling to England batsmen. The hosts have probably called up Arjun to help them in countering the left-arm pace of Mitchell Starc, who is now the joint-leading wicket-taker in the 10-team tournament with 15 scalps, along with Jofra Archer and Mohammad Amir
London: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun got a taste of ICC World Cup 2019 preparations as he was spotted bowling at nets on Monday (June 24). But, he was not bowling at Virat Kohli and his teammates.
As hosts England prepare to face Australia at the World Cup 2019 on Tuesday (June 24), the team had Arjun helping them for the big clash at Lord’s.
Left-arm paceman Arjun was seen bowling to England batsmen. The hosts have probably called up Arjun to help them in countering the left-arm pace of Mitchell Starc, who is now the joint-leading wicket-taker in the 10-team tournament with 15 scalps, along with Jofra Archer (England) and Mohammad Amir of Pakistan.
This was not the first time that Arjun had bowled to England batsmen. Earlier too he was with them in nets. One of his yorkers had even hurt Jonny Bairstow.
Also, Arjun had bowled at India nets last year. He was also seen interacting with India head coach Ravi Shastri. Similarly, Arjun was at Lord’s in August last year, bowling to Indian batsmen as they prepared for a Test against England.
Arjun has represented India at the Under-19 level. Recently, he played in Mumbai Twenty20 league. He was bought by Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb for Rs 5 lakh.
Meanwhile, England batsmen will be keen to put up a better show after failing to chase 233 against Sri Lanka in their previous match, on Friday (June 21). So far, the hosts have won four and lost two games. They are placed at fourth in the points table with eight points.
Australia are second in the standings with 10 points. Like England, the Aaron Finch-led side too are one of the favourites to lift the trophy.
On the eve of the match, England captain Eoin Morgan insisted that it was not a must-win game for them, against their old foes.
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Last Updated Jun 24, 2019, 7:03 PM IST