Indian skipper Virat Kohli has all but confirmed that team India will play more T20I matches before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Reportedly, media reports had surfaced stating that the England series will not be the last series before the Men in Blue step down to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
The media reports had stated that South Africa and New Zealand are scheduled to come to India to play a couple of T20I series before the World Cup. The modalities are to be finalized. The board is aware that the team needs to be in touch with the format before the Cup starts. Notably, the T20 series between India and England was earlier slated to be the only T20 series for the Men in Blue before the world cup.
Virat Kohli Almost Confirms New Zealand And South Africa’s Tour Of India
Now, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has all but confirmed that New Zealand and South Africa will visit India before the ICC T20 World Cup this year. Virat Kohli won the Man of the Series award in the India-England series as he scored the most runs by an Indian batsman and smashed 3 half-centuries throughout the series.
Speaking in the post-match conference, Virat Kohli said, “Just found out we might have some more (T20Is).” It will be interesting to see when the series will be scheduled as the Asia Cup 2021 is also scheduled to take place this year in India. The Indian players have a lot of cricket to play in the coming months looking at the busy schedule.
India And England Go Head-To-Head In A 3-Match ODI Series
Now, the Indian Cricket Team and the English Cricket Team will lock horns ina three-match ODI series which is all set to take place from March 23-March 28 at Pune. After the end of the series, the IPL 2021 will begin on April 09 this year. The BCCI has finalized six centres this year to conduct all the IPL games.
The final of the tournament will take place on May 30 this year. As part of the COVID-19 regulations, the BCCI has decided to stage the IPL this year behind closed doors.