Indian Test team to play two intra-squad games in Durham

The Indian Test team will reassemble in Durham in 15 days to put together for the five-Test collection towards England which begins in Nottingham on August 4.

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The Indian Test team will reassemble in Durham in 15 days to put together for the five-Test collection towards England which begins in Nottingham on August 4. The gamers shall be in and round London to spend the break after they misplaced the World Test Championship last in Southampton on Wednesday. It can also be learnt that the eight gamers who weren’t half of the 15-man squad for the WTC last had dispersed from Southampton as soon as the match obtained underway final week.

According to the prevailing plan, the Indian contingent will play two intra-squad games on the Riverside Ground in Durham earlier than they journey to Nottingham for the primary Test per week earlier than the match. We understand the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is reluctant to deviate from the plans of not giving any first-class games to Indian team.
“The itinerary was made keeping the Covid protocols in place. It’s difficult to get County teams in the same bubble as the Indian team. The ECB is very careful about the safety of the players. The Indian team bubble will be made in Durham,” a BCCI supply informed.

After WTC defeat, Indian Test Team mull warm-up fixtures

In the WTC final, Team India had to face defeat at the hands of New Zealand by 8 wickets. India could not practice before this match. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has learned from the defeat in the WTC final against New Zealand. He has appealed to the England Cricket Board (ECB) to conduct two warm-up matches before the five-Test series starting on August 4. This will enable the Indian team management to review the preparedness.

The team did not get to play any warm-up match before the final against New Zealand. After this the team had to conduct an intra squad match. The team had to pay the price for this defeat. Whereas, New Zealand played a two-Test series against England before the final.

It additionally wants to be taken under consideration that the ECB may have a flourishing County championships alongside facet the T20 Vitality Blast and the inaugural season of ‘The Hundred’ throughout July. The ECB would need all its sources in place on the identical time.

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