Indian cricket team to play two intra-squad games ahead of test series against England
The Indian cricket team will play two intra-squad games at the Riverside ground in Durham before the five-match Test series against England as Virat Kohli’s men are unlikely to get any warm-up first-class games against county sides.
India captain Virat Kohli had expressed his displeasure at not being given any first-class games before the England series, starting in Nottingham on August 4.
In England, cricketers from various counties are regularly being tested for COVID but are not being kept in any bubble.
The Indian team, once it assembles in London on July 14 and moves to Durham, will once again be in a bubble.
England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the remainder of England’s T20I and ODIs against Sri Lanka after he suffered a right-calf injury during first T20I win at Cardiff on June 23.