IND vs ENG: The five-match Test series between India and England will begin from Wednesday. Team India has been strengthening themselves and their preparations for this series from a long time. Now is the chance to make this tour memorable by performing brilliantly in the first Test. Both teams are quite strong and this series is expected to be quite interesting. Team India captain Virat Kohli is also quite satisfied with the team’s preparations. Team India will try to take the lead in the series by winning the first match.
What captain Kohli said
Indian captain Virat Kohli spoke on Tuesday that the team’s preparations for the tour of England this time is better than it had been in previous tours. Kohli said there was a gap of more than a month and a half before the five-match Test series after the final of the World Test Championship, which adapted the team to the changing weather in England.
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— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 2, 2021
“We have prepared better this time than we have in the past,” Kohli said on the eve of the match against England. Getting a break gave us time to adapt to the weather because the weather changes soon here.” It may be recalled that before this series, Team India had also played a practice match in which many of the players of the team performed brilliantly.
Kohli also said, “Compared to the last tour we have more experience. Our younger players are back here for a second time. Those things we couldn’t execute last time as a team, I’m confident this time, even if some fail, which will happen, we will have someone in every situation who can handle the situation, someone or the other will say ‘I can lift the team from this situation’. So this belief has grown since the last tour,” as quoted by Cricbuzz
Team batsman Mayank Agarwal injured
They will be playing the series in the absence of Virat Kohli against England. Team India suffered a major setback before the series began. In fact, Team India opener Mayank Agarwal has been injured. The Board of Cricket in India informed everyone about this by tweeting this on Monday. Earlier, Shubman Gill was injured and ruled out of the series. However, there are many aces in the team who have the ability to change the flow of the match.