India will be touring West Indies for four Test matches. The team has been gearing up for the series in Bengaluru, going through a rigorous training schedule over the past few days.
Unfortunately on the last day of the training, India's no.1 spinner Ravichandran Ashwin injured his right hand and left the practice with a bandage.
India's newly appointed head coach Anil Kumble ruled out any possibilities of a major injury. He said that it just happened some time ago and it will be assessed.
"It's a bruise, we'll assess him. It's been just an hour since it happened," Kumble was quoted as saying by CricketCountry.
Ashwin will surely be one of the key players for India. Recently, during the triangular series in the Caribbean islands, which involved South Africa, Australia and the host West Indies, spin played an important role. It is likely that it is going to play a crucial role during West Indies vs India Test series as well.
When the track offers such turn and grip, very few spinners in the world become as dangerous as Ashwin. Virat Kohli will not want to take the field in the first Test of the four-match series in Antigua on July 21, later this month.
Ahead of the tour the Indian captains MS Dhoni and Kohli met masterminds Rahul Dravid and Kumble on Sunday. The Indian cricket team also bonded over music and yoga sessions before they embark on the tour of West Indies.