File image of Rahul Dravid with the Indian cricket team.© AFP
India has ticked all the required boxes during the four-day exhibition game against Leicestershire and will aim to start when they face England in the rescheduled one-off Test starting Friday, said head coach Rahul Dravid. Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja — they all hit fifty in the even warm-up. “I think whatever we had to achieve and whatever boxes we had to tick in terms of our preparation leading up to the test race on Friday, I think we’re very satisfied and happy, we’ve been able to do that this week,” said Dravid . in a video posted by Leicestershire Foxes on Twitter.
Asked about the challenges of playing in English conditions, Dravid said: “If you only have one game or a one-off game in a series, it’s not really a lot of time, you have to run fast and you should hopefully from the first day of have your affairs in order during the test match.
†@BCCI Head Coach praised the week the team spent in Leicestershire, praising the facilities, wicket and public support at UCG.
— Leicestershire foxes (@leicsccc) June 27, 2022
“There’s not a lot of room to maneuver or things to go wrong. So that said, it’s been a good week. I thought the match wicket was a challenge for the first few days and settled in the last two days, so it was good, it was a great week.” The former Indian batter also gave kudos to the facilities and atmosphere here.
“I thought you knew that everyone looked after us really well. It was a great crowd, you know, it’s really great to see so many people come to watch the game this way and the atmosphere and atmosphere were excellent “, he said.
India led the series 2-1 last year before the final test was aborted due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the visitor camp.
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