In the early hours of Tuesday, Virat Kohli will be among the first group of Indian players to embark for the World Test Championship (WTC) final match against Australia in London.
A day after their club was eliminated from the IPL, Mohammad Siraj, a colleague of Kohli’s from Royal Challengers Bangalore, would also travel on the same flight. Along with all-rounder Shardul Thakur and spinners R Ashwin and Axar Patel, the team’s support crew, lead by Rahul Dravid, will also be travelling.
From June 7 to 11, the final will be held at the Oval.
According to a BCCI insider, there will be two or three flights in all, with the first wave departing tomorrow at 4.30 am.
Players like captain Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Mohammad Shami, K S Bharat, and Ajinkya Rahane will remain in India for the IPL playoffs.
In England, Cheteshwar Pujara is already a county cricket player.