India’s men’s and women’s cricket teams left for England in the early hours of Thursday in a charter plane. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has also tweeted pictures of captain Virat Kohli, fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Siraj as well as senior women cricketers Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami ahead of departure.
All players are wearing masks. This is the first time that India’s men’s and women’s cricket teams have left for a tour together. After reaching London, both the teams will go to Southampton, where they will stay in Quarantine. After completing the quarantine period in Southampton, the men’s team will play the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand from 18 June.
At the same time, the women’s team will play the only Test match with the England team in Bistel from June 16. This is the first Test for the women’s team after seven years. The women’s team will conclude its tour on July 15, while the men’s team will stay there and play a five-match Test series against England in August-September. The women’s team also has to play three ODIs and three T20 matches with England.
Virat Kohli not worried about less preparation
Before leaving for England, Team India captain Virat Kohli claimed that the effect of getting less time for preparation will not be seen in the final. Virat Kohli says that Team India has played very good cricket in the last five years and it will definitely benefit in the final of the ICC World Test Championship.
Let us tell you that Team India also performed very well during the ICC World Test Championship. Team India led by Virat Kohli finished first in the table with 520 points and secured their place in the final.