India have a brand new trainer in Rahul Dravid, whilst Rohit Sharma has changed Virat Kohli because the skipper. The house workforce too has long past thru a metamorphosis. Led through new skipper Ben Stokes, they’ve simply received two Test fits towards New Zealand. Having sealed the sequence, they play the ultimate fixture beginning on Thursday ahead of heading to Edgbaston, the place they tackle India from July 1.
The type of Stokes and Co. isn’t misplaced on Dravid, who left for England within the early hours of Monday after the T20 sequence towards South Africa.
“In phrases of the Test fit, it will be thrilling for us. It is only a one-off Test fit, however WTC issues and sequence are at the line and guys who performed an element in it is going to wish to do smartly and are having a look ahead to that. England are taking part in smartly nowadays and it will be a little other from ultimate 12 months when England have been most probably slightly bit at the backfoot.
“They have performed some excellent video games and we have now an attractive excellent facet as smartly. Hopefully, we can have a excellent fit,” Dravid identified.
In Pics – Mission England: Team India starts arrangements for rescheduled 5th Test
<p>Key gamers of the India Test squad together with former India captain Virat Kohli started coaching for the rescheduled 5th Test towards England, that may begin from July 1 in Birmingham. (Photo credit score: BCCI Twitter)</p>
Dravid returns to the rustic the place he made his Test debut in 1996 for the primary time because the senior workforce trainer. The former India skipper stated he was once having a look ahead to the competition.
“It is at all times beautiful to play Test fits in England. The crowd goes to be improbable and they’re excellent whilst you play Test cricket there. I cherished taking part in Test cricket (in England). I like training in Test cricket and sit up for it,” the 49-year-old stated.