Indian cricket team play a warm-up match against the Counties Select XI team hosted by Durham Province at the Emirates Riverside Stadium from July 20-22, 2021, the Durham Cricket Club announced on their website.
Indian teammates have had a breather since losing in the World Cup final to New Zealand at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl on 23rd.rd June 2021. The players looked around in London and spent time with their family, but will gather in Durham to enter the bio-bubble for the five-series Test series against England.
The five-match Test series begins with the first Test played at the Trent Bridge site in Nottingham. The second Test will be played at Lord’s from 12 August, the third Test match will be played at Leeds from 25 August, and the fourth Test will be played at the Oval on 2 September.nd and the final and fifth Test will be played from 10 September in Manchester.
India v provinces select XI games to be played behind closed doors in Durham from 20 July 2021
One of the main reasons given for India’s loss in the WTC final against New Zealand was the lack of preparation because Virat Kohli’s men were given a long dismissal after the IPL 2021 was suspended in May and only one played within the group and had 8. 10 net sessions before facing the Kiwis in the final.
Therefore, Virat Kohli called on the BCCI to arrange practice matches before the English Test series to facilitate the preparations, and the ECB conceded despite the problem over the COVID-19 situation.
The Durham County Cricket Club has announced on their website and Twitter that Team India will use the use of Emirates Riverside as a home venue for their preparations this summer, and will start a three-day match against a XI province on Tuesday, July 20th. 11 a.m.
The match will be a three-day affair and the game will start on Tuesday at 11am, with 90 overs a day. The match is played strictly behind closed doors. Durham will stream all three days of the game via the Durham Cricket YouTube channel, which provides coverage of all the actions with multiple cameras.
Former Indian first-class cricketer Abhishek Jhunjhunwala will join BBC commentators Kevin Howells and Mark Church.