It seems like BCCI is taking the tour to Australia a bit seriously, especially, after the debacle in England. Initially, the board embedded India A tour to New Zealand ahead of the Australian visit now, in the latest development, they are trying to arrange three four-day practice games in Australia ahead of the start of the series.
As per the reports in Mid-day, the meeting between the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the Indian team management went well. However, the officials were tight-lipped regarding the setback in England.
Despite negotiating the talks on England tour, the officials were quite vocal on the forthcoming series against Australia. They also addressed the relevant things to do ahead of the 2019 World Cup as well.
It is learnt the BCCI is sure to embed two practice games in Australia ahead of the start of the series. However, they are trying to stretch it to three four-day practice games to give the time for players to settle in.
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Earlier, the management received a lot of flak for the poor scheduling. They cited the lack of preparation time as the reason for their debacle in England and South African tours, which prompting BCCI to come up with the new plan.
On both the previous tours, Indian bowlers gave their best to pocket the matches. However, surprisingly, batsmen failed to knock the runs for India thus looking the wrong side of the things.
Meanwhile, the buzz in BCCI is Rahul Dravid will work with the Indian batsmen when they travel to New Zealand representing India A.
All in all, BCCI is trying their best to help the Indian cricketers acclimatise to the conditions in Australia. It would be interesting to see how the things would pan out for team India.