- Indian team will play WTC final against New Zealand and Test series against England
- The team captained by Virat Kohli and the women’s team will leave tonight for this tour.
- Ravi Shastri believes WTC final should be a ‘best of three’ match
- He said – to end two and a half years of cricket, it should be fine like a series of 3 matches.
Team India will leave for the Test series from England and New Zealand on Wednesday night to play the ICC World Test Championship. Just before this, during the press
In this way, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri raised questions on the format of the World Test Championship final itself. According to Shastri, ‘The title match should have been in the best of three format, whereas here only one match will decide the winner. A bad or good match may not reflect your talent.
He said- This is the first time that the WTC final is being played. When you look at the size of the game, it looks like the biggest event. This is a format that tests you. Teams have played against each other around the world and have traveled to the finals after winning the series.
“They need to end the Future Tour Program (FTP) and start all over again. So the players have earned the right to play for the only Test and this is not a team that has become an overnight brilliance. Regarding the increased number of teams in the T20 World Cup, he said – If you want to spread the T20 game across the world, then this can be the way forward. If you want cricket in the Olympics, you need more teams.
such is the schedule
The Indian team will play six Tests in England, including the first WTC final against the Kiwis. While the WTC final will be played in Southampton from 18-22 June. The Test series with England will begin in Nottingham (4-8 August). The second will be played at Lord’s (12-16 August), the third at Leeds (August 25-29), the fourth Oval (2-6 September) and the last Test at Manchester (10-14 September).
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha
Standby Player: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Famous Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arjan Nagwaswala