The WTC Final between India and New Zealand cricket teams is to be played from 18 June at the Agias Bowl, Southampton. After this match, the Indian players will get a break of about three weeks and they will regroup on 14 July to prepare for the five-match Test series against England starting in Nottingham from August 4.
London. Anticipating mental fatigue due to prolonged exposure to a biologically safe environment, the Indian team management has decided to give its players a three-week break after the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The WTC final is to be played between the cricket teams of India and New Zealand at the Agias Bowl in Southampton from June 18. After this match, the Indian players will get a break of about three weeks (20 days) and will regroup on 14 July to prepare for the five-match Test series against England starting in Nottingham on August 4.
A senior BCCI official told PTI, “As said by captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri in the press conference before departure, the break will be given. There is a gap of six weeks between the WTC final and the first Test against England, so we also need to address the issue of player care. While inside the UK they can have a break, take a break, visit friends and family.” Of course, the players can also get a chance to spend time together but the players will be free to choose their own. How do you want to spend the time?
“Most of them have been to Britain several times and have friends and colleagues in the country,” the source said. It would be appropriate if they can meet him.” Kohli had also responded to PTI’s query at a press conference before leaving on June 2 whether the 42-day gap between the two series would affect the team’s preparations. The Indian captain had termed it as a welcome break for the team and head coach Ravi Shastri had also concurred with him.
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