India is all set to to take on Ireland for a 2-match T20I series ahead of the big England tour. Team India that landed in Europe on June 23 was seen training hard in gym to prepare for the series. The BCCI posted photos of Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Virat Kohli training hard through their official twitter handle with caption ‘Sweating it out in the gym are #TeamIndia boys as they gear up for the long tour ahead.’

Fitness is considered one of the most important criteria to make it to the national team in recent years. Players failing to reach a certain mark will be excluded from the side. We have already seen Ambati Rayudu and Mohammed Shami lose their spot from the team. India will play the first T20I against Ireland on June 27 at The Village, Dublin. The England series which includes 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 3 Test matches is scheduled to begin from July 3.