The highly charged Indian side, who outlasted Ireland in the recently completed 2-match T20I series under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, reached England for the upcoming white-ball series against the English side.
Hardik Pandya and company will play two warm-up games before they take on England on July 7.
They will play their first warm-up game against Derbyshire on July 1. While the second one was against Northamptonshire on July 2.
When this side will play the warm-up game. The main team consisting of star players will remain busy in playing the one-off test against England starting on July 1.
The test is a part of last year’s India versus England series, which India lead by 2-1. Previously, when the sides were ready to play the final test, a sudden COVID outbreak hit the Indian camp. And after lots of the boards decided to postpone the test.
IND Vs ENG White-ball series after test match
Right after the test series, India will have to play 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs starting on July 7. Considering test game’s fatigue, the selection committee has decided to give the senior players a 3-day recovery time before they start their limited-over campaign.
According to Inside Sports, a source in the BCCI confirmed the latest developments regarding 1st T20I. “The squad that played the T20I series in Ireland will remain in the first T20I. And then from the second T20I, all the stars (Rohit, if fit, Kohli, Bumrah, Pant, Jadeja) will make a comeback.”
“Once they are well rested, all of them will be a part of the regular white ball side. But most of the players in Ireland will remain till the end of T20I series.”
Team India’s all-format captain Rohit Sharma was recently tested COVID positive and will likely to miss the first test. In his absence the vice-captain of India Jasprit Bumrah might be appointed as the skipper for the first time.
However, if Rohit will not be able to recover before the test, he will likely to get fit before the 1st T20 and will lead the Indian side.
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