Lately, the 37-year-old has been training with some of the Kerala cricketers like pacers MD Nidheesh and Basil Thampi.
This is the first time that umpires intervened for sanitising the ball during an international cricket match since the new COVID-19 guidelines were announced by the ICC.
Back home in India, some domestic bowlers are gradually getting back to training.
The opening Test at the Ageas Bowl marks the resumption of international cricket in a "bio-secure" environment after all activities were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Junaid Khan stated England bowlers' reliance on reverse swing is less in comparison to the Pakistan pacers and that is why the visitors will struggle a bit more.
Commenting on who bowls with the new ball, Shami says, it's often a difficult choice, especially when the first-choice trio of himself, Ishant and Bumrah play together.
Known to make the old SG ball talk on placid Indian wickets, does the saliva ban worry Umesh? The pacer is confident of finding a way out once he hits the training ground.
Chappell, who served as India head coach between 2005 to 2007, further said that the saliva ban will have a minimal effect on Australia's fast bowlers.
The ICC on Tuesday said that it has decided to ban use of saliva to shine the ball in wake of the COVID19 pandemic.
The changes were approved at a meeting of the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC). BCCI secretary Jay Shah is India's representative in the CEC.
England captain Joe Root has an interesting take on the matter and feels this could actually help bowlers improve their skills further.