Allan Border gave a big statement before WTC, told the risk of not playing practice match
Australian players present in India will leave for England after playing in IPL. Other members of Australia’s Test squad recently completed a three-day training camp in Brisbane and will leave for England this week.
Sydney. The World Test Championship (WTC) final will be played between India and Australia from June 7. Before this championship, the Australian team is practicing fast. But the Indian cricket team is not getting a chance to practice this. At the same time, former captain Allan Border has given a big statement regarding this final match between India and Australia.
Significantly, former captain Allan Border himself has questioned Australia’s decision to not play a warm-up match before the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India and the Ashes series. Allan Border told that this step is ‘fraught with danger’. The WTC final is scheduled to be held at The Oval in London from June 7-11, after which Australia will take on arch-rivals England in a five-match Ashes series from June 16 to July 31.
Let us tell you that the Australian team is preparing for six Tests these days by participating in a rigorous training camp in Beckenham, which includes practice and net sessions on the main wicket. Allan Border said that I don’t care how hard you work in the nets, nothing can take the place of playing the match. He said, “It doesn’t seem right to me not to play any kind of cricket before the Ashes series.” I think it is fraught with danger… I feel like it is a wrong decision.
Indian team will not play the match
Please tell that the Indian team will also not play any practice or practice match because the English County Championship is going on. The WTC is an International Cricket Council (ICC) competition and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is under no obligation to arrange warm-up matches for visiting teams. However, this will be the first time in Ashes history that the Australian men’s team will not face a local county team before or during the series.
Even before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India earlier this year, Australia opted to train rather than play a warm-up match and lost the series 1-2. The ECB has compressed the Ashes into six weeks to ensure England’s Test players are available for The Hundred tournament, which begins in early August. Australian players like Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Marcus Harris are playing in the County Championship. Australian players present in India will leave for England after playing in IPL. Other members of Australia’s Test squad recently completed a three-day training camp in Brisbane and will leave for England this week.
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