Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar is “amazed” to know this Virat Kohli and his men will be on a “three-week vacation” before the start of the test series in England, after “poor preparation” cost them the World Cup final against New Zealand.
Quarantine restrictions allowed India to play only one intra-team game before the tent clashed with well-prepared New Zealand.
“I enjoyed watching Test Cricket during this cycle. India did extremely well during this cycle, but what cost them in the final was their poor preparation. They entered such a game without any training games.
“New Zealand, on the other hand, was in a match after having already played two matches (against England),” he told PTI on Friday.
The players have a three-week break before reuniting in the UK on July 14 for the five tests against England, starting in Nottingham on August 4.
The schedule left Wengsarkar amazed.
It should be mentioned that the six-week break between the WTC final and the first test in England is due to travel restrictions and COVID-19 protocols for every Indian passenger departing for the UK.
“I don’t know how we approach this kind of route. Where you go on a break between them and then come back to play Test matches. A week’s break was enough after the WTC final. The thing is, you have to play all the time. I’m amazed. that this route has been approved. “
India missed a fast bowling wagon in the eleven and played two specialized spinners, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, also because of their wadding abilities.
C Hardik Pandya not fit enough to buy regularly in form, the selectors ignored him for the UK tour. “
“If he’s not available, then think of someone who’s available. No one is needed in cricket. Unfortunately, BCCI doesn’t have a suitable talent team. prepare, ”said Wengsarkar, who was chairman of the BCCI Talent Research and Development Organization (TRDO).