In the WTC Final in Southampton, India was defeated by Kane Williamson and his team. Following India’s setback, many pointed fingers at the players and management for failing to come up with a solid plan. However, after India’s loss, captain Virat Kohli stated that they were not allowed any first-class or practice games before the high-profile series and that this had a significant impact on their performance on the final day. Let’s discuss why India Need Warm-Up Games Before ENG Series
India Need Warm-Up Games Before ENG Series
Similarly, the BCCI is planning to propose that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) organize some practice games for the visit. Before meeting the Kiwis in the WTC Final, Indian cricketers had last played a Test match in March. Kane Williamson and his team, on the other hand, have recently returned from a two-match series against England. As a result, BCCI will require at least two warm-up games before facing England in August.
Team India is only permitted to take a 20-day break within the UK ahead of England series
“Jay (Shah) will be speaking to ECB and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Harrison to make an arrangement for two warm-up games before the five-match Test series. The secretary felt that the BCCI should request the ECB to give at least two warm-up games so that players can get in some good match practice before the series starts,” said BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal.
From their camp in Southampton, the Indian team has departed for London. The team is only permitted to take a 20-day break within the United Kingdom. They will have to regroup by July 14 after their vacation. On August 4, the five-match Test series against England will begin. Players are eager to watch Wimbledon and Euro 2020 games during their break time if spectators are permitted.
India’s most recent match was against England at home, when they beat the visitors and secured a spot in the WTC Final. After a painful result in the WTC Final, it would be interesting to see if India can repeat their performance in English circumstances.