The stakes are high to be a part of the Indian cricket team, a team that under Virat Kohli prides itself on fitness. Recently, we saw Umesh Yadav and Karun Nair run on the streets of Colchester, the United Kingdom as a part of their training. It surely is heartwarming to see the high standards of fitness the boys are setting. The official Instagram page of BCCI posted this video and it read, “@umeshyaadav and @karun_6 enjoying a run here at Colchester.

@umeshyaadav and @karun_6 enjoying a run here at Colchester. #TeamIndia

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Sure the lads seem to be enjoying the run!

Earlier in the day, Umesh Yadav was spotted in the gym doing lunges along with gym buddy Shikhar Dhawan.

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With five-match Test series to start soon, no Indian player is leaving any stone unturned or anything to chance, such are the stakes at the top level.

Meanwhile, big names missing are Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha, whereas Mohammed Shami finds a spot and so does young Rishabh Pant. In all probability Dinesh Karthik will be the main wicketkeeper and Pant will be the backup option. Karun was leading the India A side against the English Lions, hence he was already in the UK.

India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.