Umesh and Shardul Thakur were among the initial group of Indian players to reach here for the WTC final. Captain Rohit Sharma and Mumbai’s young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal have also reached here. The final group comprising Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, KS Bharat and Ajinkya Rahane will leave for England on Tuesday after the IPL final in Ahmedabad.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has informed the BCCI that he is getting married on June 3 and 4 after which Jaiswal has been included in the squad as a standby player. India had lost by eight wickets to the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team in Southampton in the first final of the World Test Championship in 2021. India will not play any warm-up matches before the WTC final.