The Indian team is currently preparing for the final of the first World Cup against New Zealand and will reach the United Kingdom on June 2. The title clash will take place in Southampton between June 18 and 22.
After the match, the team will take over the hosts England in a series of five tests, which should begin in August.
Before the final clash, Indian spinner Aksar Patel spoke exclusively with India TV and talked about India’s preparations for the tournament. Axar talks about India’s strength in the longest format of the game and insisted that the country does not depend solely on the captain Virat Kohli.
“It was quite common in earlier times (he relied on a batsman). But in this Indian team you have Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Adjinkya Rahane, Rishabh pants. I think it’s unfair to say that the team only relies on Koli, “said Aksar.
“In the series against Australia, the team won without the presence of Collie. In the home series against England, when Collie was fired earlier, we saw other batsmen like Pant, Washington Sundar and Rohit Sharma step up. Now even spinners and players from lower “We can see this in Australia when Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar formed a brilliant partnership (in Brisbane),” said the left-handed spinner.
Aksar, who debuted in the traditional format during the break of Jadea’s thumb injury, finished with 27 wickets from three tests against England.
India paralyzed England 3-1 in a series of four tests, while Axar used the aplomb case.
After a great start with the red ball, the 27-year-old also won a place in the WTC final and the next five test series against England.