Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan To Fly Out Early for WTC Final 2023 Preparations
Rohit Sharma will lead India in WTC Final 2023 (Twitter)
After facing a sad defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2 on Friday, Mumbai Indians' trio - Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan; who weren't scheduled to fly before May 30 (Tuesday), have planned to leave for London on Sunday.
As reported by News18 CricketNext, the Mumbai trio left Ahmedabad for Mumbai hours after the Qualifier 2 clash between GT and MI before. Now, they are scheduled to take a flight to join the Indian squad before the World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2023.
"Rohit and Surya left together very early from Ahmedabad on May 27, around 4 am. They both will be reaching Mumbai. Ishan also left a few hours back, around 11 am. Not sure whether Ishan is directly going to Mumbai, from where they will catch the flight to England," a source told in the report.
"Rohit and Ishan are most likely leaving on the 28th, early morning, for England. Surya also could leave with them at the same time but since he is not in the main squad, he could also travel at a later date,” a source with knowledge of the team’s travel," the report said.
Earlier in the week, the former Indian captain Virat Kohli, alongside Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin, joined the first batch of the Indian Test squad. Meanwhile, the likes of Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav and Mukesh Kumar have already begun the preparation ahead of the WTC Final.
After this, the final batch of the Indian squad will leave for the UK on Tuesday after the final of the Indian Premier League 2023.
Anyhow, before the all-important WTC Final, the Indian contingent will play an intra-squad match as soon as all the members assemble.