India vs New Zealand will host the World Test Championship Final on June 18-22. There is good news for Team India even before this match.
London, June 8 : India vs New Zealand will host the World Test Championship Final on June 18-22. There is good news for Team India even before this match. The Indian players will take a three-week break after the final of the World Test Championship. After the break, the players will return on July 14 to prepare for the five-Test series against England.
A senior BCCI official said, “Virat and coach Ravi Shastri have already said that they will rest. There is a gap of six weeks between the final and the Test series against India (India vs England). So we also have to look at the issue of player maintenance. They will have to rest in Britain. There they can enjoy the holidays. Friends can also meet family and friends. ‘
‘Players can spend time together, but they will be free to decide how to spend their time. Many of these players have been to Britain many times, as well as their friends there. They can meet them too, ‘said the official.
Even Virat Kohli had said before leaving for England that there would be a gap of 42 days between the two series, which would affect preparations. It was also said that the team will get the required break during this period. The remaining 31 matches of the IPL will be played after the series against England, followed by the T20 World Cup. Therefore, staying in the bio-bubble for such a long time can be difficult and stressful for the players.
India-England series schedule
August 4-8: First Test, Nottingham
August 12-16: Second Test, London
August 25-29: Third Test, Leeds
September 2-6: Fourth Test, London
September 10-14: Fifth Test, Manchester